Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation

Gain valuable insight into the work of professional wildlife rehabilitators and play your part in rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife, either at home or abroad

Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation

Gain valuable insight into the work of professional wildlife rehabilitators and play your part in rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife, either at home or abroad

  • Take your love of animals to the next level by helping to save the lives of abandoned, orphaned and injured wildlife or animals trapped in forest fires or oil spills
  • Land your dream job with animals or volunteer with a conservation group anywhere in the world through your knowledge of handling wild animals
  • You can learn to deal with emergencies and make a difference to wildlife in your local community by studying our course at your own pace on any device
$119
  • 95% recommend
  • Fully accredited by ICOES
  • Free PDF Certificate
  • 14 days money back guaranteed
  • 50 online study hours

95% THUMBS UP 95% of students recommend our courses

FULLY ACCREDITED All our courses are accredited by ICOES and CPD Certification Service.

FREE PDF CERTIFICATE You can prove your commitment with a certificate upon completion

14 DAYS MONEY BACK If our course isn't for you, you have 14 days to claim your money back guarantee

40 ONLINE STUDY HOURS You have 90 days to complete the course and one year to start it

ABOUT THE COURSE

  • Take the first steps to a new career or voluntary work by understanding how to handle, assess and treat wild animals
  • Gain a better knowledge of wild animals so you can be prepared for emergencies or incidents in your local community
  • Be an ambassador for mother nature by finding out how to spread the message of the importance of wildlife
  • You will learn what wildlife rehabilitators do, how they respond to natural disasters and how you can help them in their important work
  • Land your dream job by studying an ICOES-accredited course to prove to potential employers or voluntary groups that you are committed to the cause of aiding wildlife in a positive way

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN (SKILLS YOU’LL GET)

  • In our easy-to-understand modules written by qualified professionals you will be prepared for environmental disasters such as an oil spill or forest fire and other emergencies
  • Help your career prospects by knowing about the anatomy and physiology of different animals and how to treat common injuries
  • Know the best way to interact with wild animals to provide a calmer environment for them

ABOUT THE COURSE

  • Take the first steps to a new career or voluntary work by understanding how to handle, assess and treat wild animals
  • Gain a better knowledge of wild animals so you can be prepared for emergencies or incidents in your local community
  • Be an ambassador for mother nature by finding out how to spread the message of the importance of wildlife
  • You will learn what wildlife rehabilitators do, how they respond to natural disasters and how you can help them in their important work
  • Land your dream job by studying an ICOES-accredited course to prove to potential employers or voluntary groups that you are committed to the cause of aiding wildlife in a positive way

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN (SKILLS YOU’LL GET)

  • In our easy-to-understand modules written by qualified professionals you will be prepared for environmental disasters such as an oil spill or forest fire and other emergencies
  • Help your career prospects by knowing about the anatomy and physiology of different animals and how to treat common injuries
  • Know the best way to interact with wild animals to provide a calmer environment for them

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

  • Anyone wanting to gain more knowledge of wild animals so you can help them in the right way
  • Animal lovers who don’t like standing around watching creatures suffer and want to help in a positive way
  • People who dream of working with animals in a zoo, wildlife rehabilitation center, animal park or with a conservation group

HOW IT WILL HELP YOU

  • This will help you expand your horizons and have a better understanding of wildlife
  • You can do something positive for your community - or the wider world - by helping to save the lives of wildlife in danger
  • Study online at your own pace to work towards a job working with animals where no two days are the same

COURSES MODULES

Module 1: What Does It Mean To Be A Wildlife Rehabilitator?
  • Why being a wildlife rehabilitator is right for you
  • A normal day for a wildlife rehabilitator
  • How to become a wildlife rehabilitator and get certified
  • How to know when NOT to rescue an animal
  • You rescued an animal, now what?
Module 2: Animal Physiology, Anatomy, And Health
  • Why is it important to understand physiology and anatomy?
  • Basic physiology and anatomy for birds
  • Basic physiology and anatomy for small mammals
  • Basic physiology and anatomy for large mammals
  • Basic physiology and anatomy for reptiles and amphibians
  • Freshwater wildlife
  • How to assess an animal in distress
  • Necessary nutrition facts
Module 3: How To Treat Common Injuries
  • What are the most common injuries dealt with by wildlife rehabilitators?
  • Broken limbs in birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians
  • Orphaned animals
  • Oiled or dirty wildlife
  • Common sicknesses that wildlife rehabilitators see
  • What to do in emergency situations
Module 4: What’s The Best Way To Interact With Animals?
  • The difference between interacting with pets and wildlife
  • Keeping the wild, WILD!
  • How to brainstorm the best enrichment projects for your patient
  • Field work in various environments
  • Equipment, gear, vaccines and prep
  • Release! How you know when your animal friend is ready to go back to the wild.
Module 5: Spread The Word!
  • Why is education and outreach important?
  • How you can spread the message
  • How to design the right education program for your audience
  • Examples of outreach done by wildlife rehabilitators
  • Volunteering and career path

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OUR COURSES HAVE BEEN WRITTEN BY PURR-FESSIONALS

Cristina

Cristina grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, but spent some of her high school years living in Paris, France. She graduated high school from the American School of Paris with the distinction of an AP Scholar. She then attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in both Zoology and French. Her focus is on conservation of endangered species as well as conservation in general. She loves foreign languages and cultures and hopes to one day pursue her work around the world. Cristina is now pursuing a career in marketing and communications which she hopes will lead her to a career in this type of work for conservation organizations.

 

Margarita

Margarita qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2011 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with distinction. After working with both equine and small animal patients for a few years, she decided to focus on small animal care. She is particularly interested in internal medicine and feline medicine. She is currently undertaking her certificate in advanced veterinary practice (CertAVP).

GETTING YOUR CERTIFICATE IS AS EASY AS IT LOOKS:

Step 1

Registration

Follow the easy registration process to enroll in your course today.

Step 2

Study

Absorb course content easily with clearly structured information, helpful illustrations and hands on video tutorials. Study anywhere, anytime that suits you within your course duration.

Step 3

Assessment

Reinforce new learning with assessment of important points at the end of each module.

Step 4

Certification

On completion, receive your certificate which confirms your achievement.

ADDITIONAL COURSE INFO

HOW DOES IT WORK

  • Once you sign up for the course you will have 12 months to activate it. Once activated, you have 90 days to learn about the important work of a wildlife rehabilitator and rescuing wild animals.
  • The course will only take about 40 hours to complete. From the minute you start the course you will begin to learn about rescuing wild animals, treating them, handling them and taking them back to the wild.
  • You can set your own pace of study because it is completely online and available on any device. You can study anytime, anywhere so there's no pressure. These are some of the reasons that Holly and Hugo are the perfect partners for busy people.
  • At the end of each module is an exam to pass to make sure you have fully taken in each stage. These modules are easy to understand and, therefore, easy to remember. You can revisit the material for a refresher if you want to look something up.
  • Once the course is completed, all modules saved and exams passed you will be able to download your pdf certificate.

WHAT SUPPORT WILL I GET DURING THE COURSE?

  • Our courses are designed to be easy to use without the need to download material. Should you need any assistance, we have a help centre available in your student area 24/7 or you can contact our awesome Customer Support team during the working hours. We're just a phone call or email away.
  • From time to time, we also organize live webinars with a vet which you can join in and have any queries or questions professionally answered to help you enjoy a better understanding of animals.

COURSE ACCREDITATION

  • Holly and Hugo is a professional company with an international team of experts, including veterinary surgeons, compiling the courses. The main veterinarians involved in our courses are Pippa Elliott BVMS MRCVS who graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK, and has 27 years' experience and Deborah Shore DVM, who graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • You will be getting up-to-date information from experienced professionals so you can be confident the advice is credible.
  • In return for your dedication, you can receive a certificate of study.
  • Holly & Hugo courses are accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Education Standards, (www.icoes.org) , assuring our students our commitment to high standards of online education.
  • We are also a recognized member of the CPD Certification Service. Our CPD accredited courses will count towards your CPD hour records. Through Continuing Professional Development (CPD/CE), individuals show their commitment to gain new skills to contribute to their personal and professional development, improve their job prospects, enhance and evolve in their career.

CAREER PATH

  • This will be useful in so many careers with animals including working in a zoo, wildlife rehabilitation center, animal park or veterinary practice or with a conservation group.
  • You can educate others about interacting with wild animals.
  • Certification will will prove to employers that you are serious in your wish to land a dream job with animals.

WHAT STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT HOLLY AND HUGO

It has improved my life, I have started my own Pet Sitting business and left the corporate world to pursue my passion and dream. So to put it mildly it has change my world for the best. What would I say to friends is what I already say to them, take the course: it's a great value and you will learn, unlike other online courses that teach you nothing, with Holly and Hugo you have to pass a test and they are not easy questions to get certified. Patricia Lackner - United States

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