Advanced Certificate in Animal Health Care Online Course

From: $100.00 Inc GST $100.00 x 25 Fortnights


This Animal Health Care course  is designed for students who want to learn a wide range of skills and knowledge on caring for animals.  There are three core modules, and an elective choice of either Animal Behaviour or Pet Care for students want to work or who are involved in the Pet Care industry.

Course Outline

There are 4 modules in this course:

Animal Health Care

    • Introduction
    • Common Health Problems in farm animals and pets
    • Animal Behaviour
    • Signs of Ill Health
    • Veterinary Facilities
    • Safety Procedures
    • Administration of (Animal) Health Care
    • Animal First Aid
    • Preventative Health Care
    • Routine Health Treatments
    • Health Problems in Domestic Pets
    • Rehabilitation Care

Natural Animal Health Care

    • Introduction
    • Signs of Ill Health
    • Natural Nutrition for Animals
    • Holistic Health Care – Maintaining Health
    • Holistic Health Care – Treating Health Problems
    • Animal Diseases & Health Problems (Domestic Animals)
    • Animal Diseases & Health Problems (Livestock)
    • Case Study Research Project

Diagnosing Animal Diseases

    • How Animal Diseases are Diagnosed
    • Diagnostic Testing
    • Viral Diseases
    • Bacteria and Fungal Diseases
    • Parasitological Conditions
    • Metabolic and Nutritional Conditions
    • Poisoning
    • Inherited Conditions (Genetic Disorders)
    • Other Conditions and Disorders
    • Research Project

Suggested Electives – Choose ONE

    • Pet Care
    • Animal Behaviour
    • Dog Care
    • Artificial Insemination
    • Domestic Cat Care
    • Animal Grooming
    • Wildlife Management
    • Wildlife Conservation

When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It’s okay if you don’t want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.



Your Tutor

Dr. Karin Dreyer-Haasbroek B.V.S. M.Sc. (Parasitology)
Karin Haasbroek

Karin’s love and passion for animals stem from growing up on a farm in South Africa. After gaining her Veterinary Science degree she worked in mixed general practice while completing a master’s degree in Veterinary Parasitology. Living and working in South Africa exposed Karin to a vast range of experiences in the clinical veterinary field: treating patients ranging from marmoset monkeys to lions to the everyday cat, dog or horse. Two years as a Laboratory Vet resulted in helping farmers tackling livestock health problems in a variety of farm production systems. Since her move to Western Australia with her family, Karin has been working in a small animal practice.

During her 20 years as a vet, she has been involved in several research projects and the tutoring of students in various fields of animal science. She enjoys mentoring students and sharing her knowledge and she loves helping students flourish and realise their full potential.