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Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation

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  • Fully CPD/CE Certified
  • Internationally Accredited by ICOES
  • Instant Free PDF Certificate
  • 24/7 Access
  • 4807 Students Enrolled

ABOUT THIS COURSE

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

Have you seen injured wild animals on the side of the road and wished you could help? Do you see natural disasters such as floods or forest fires and want to help rescue trapped wild animals? You can be the one who steps in to save these beautiful wild creatures. Study our Wildlife Rehabilitation and Rescue course online to find out how you can help.

What does a wildlife rehabilitator do?

What does it mean to become a wildlife rehabilitator? Our course takes you through a 'normal day' for a wildlife rehabilitator so you get a taste of what to expect. You'll find out how to get certified as a wildlife rehabilitator.

Know when to rescue animals and what to do next. Know when animal rescue is NOT the right approach.

Understanding animal anatomy and physiology

If you’re going to be handling and treating wild animals, you need to know about their anatomy.

Our course has an entire module dedicated to the anatomy and physiology of various species such as birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and freshwater creatures.

Treating injured wildlife in different situations

Be prepared is our motto! If you want to rescue wild animals, it's best to know what you're likely to encounter.

Find out the most common injuries that you'll have to deal with. You could be asked to help injured wildlife with broken limbs, young orphans or wildlife covered in oil.

Know how to treat injured wild animals so you can help them in the way they deserve.

Knowing when to release animals back to the wild

Cute though they are, wild animals should never be treated as your pets. Know how to interact with wildlife to keep the wild, WILD.

Once your animal has been rescued and treated, know when the time is right to release him back to the wild. How awesome that must feel!

How to become a wildlife ambassador and spread the word

Your role may be better suited as an ambassador rather than a rescuer. You can be helping wild animals by spreading the word about the amazing work that wildlife rehabilitators and rescuers do or about volunteer work with animals.

It is an important role to teach other people about the importance of our wildlife and the different types of work people can undertake to help with wildlife rescue operations at home and abroad.

Find out where you can play your part in the important world of wildlife rehabilitation and rescue. Our course will show you how.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • 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 or further afield
  • 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
  • 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 wild animals and how to treat common injuries
  • Know the best way to interact with wild animals to provide a calmer environment for them
  • 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
  • Anyone who wants to be able to step in to save animals from a natural disaster or emergency
  • Animal lovers looking for a conservation job or voluntary work with animals at home or abroad
  • 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
  • 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

Holly and Hugo courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

  • Holly and Holly and Hugo is a professional company with an international team of experts, including veterinary surgeons, compiling the courses
  • The courses are accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Education Standards, 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
  • At the end of each module there is an exam to pass to make sure you have fully taken in each stage
  • The 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'll get a pdf certificate
  • You will be also eligible to apply for an ICOES hard copy certificate
  • The 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
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

RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS

Step 1

Register

Follow the easy peasy enrollment process

Step 2

Study

Absorb and remember course content with our easy-to-follow, structured information and helpful illustrations. And yes - you can study anywhere, anytime, from any device

Step 3

Evaluations

Reinforce your learning with quizzes at the end of each module

Step 4

Certification

Once you’ve successfully completed your course and passed the exams, you’ll receive your certification. Congratulations on your amazing achievement!

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

Cristina Zepeda-Almazan

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 Boyd

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).

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

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.

 

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.

 

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

100% AUTHENTIC STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

I am a guide dog puppy raiser as well as a dog trainer at my local Petco. This course gave me more insight into maintaining consistency and other ideas for dogs with different learning styles. Shayla Drappo - United States

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

I have found the courses to be really good, I am going to do all the courses they offer. If you want to learn about animals these are the courses for you. Teresa Waight - United Kingdom

Thoroughly enjoyed the course. It has been very beneficial in informing me more about animal care and helped in the decision of pursuing veterinary sciences. Great course and great positive reinforcement! Toni Daams - Australia

I have loved all my courses and am very proud to have completed them and passed them. They have been very helpful, not only to me, but to others. Deborah Taylor - United States

I really enjoyed doing this course! It was interesting and engaging! I loved learning about the different anatomy of the animals alongside dosages of medicine and disease (how they can be prevented/treated). I am currently studying Zoology and I learned new things! I'd definitely recommend! Shannon Cornish - United Kingdom

So far I am more than pleased to have the opportunity to learn more on such a wide variety of courses that Holly and Hugo has to offer. Easy-to-navigate menu to get straight to courses and exams. Great prices and offers given for the courses. Couldn't really go wrong with the amount of information to be learned from Holly and Hugo. I'm more than satisfied with courses I have taken with Holly and Hugo and now have more courses to use on resumes and within my personal career. Thank you for the opportunity to have access to these courses.     Kendell Mccown - United States

I am a guide dog puppy raiser as well as a dog trainer at my local Petco. This course gave me more insight into maintaining consistency and other ideas for dogs with different learning styles. Shayla Drappo

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

I have found the courses to be really good, I am going to do all the courses they offer. If you want to learn about animals these are the courses for you. Teresa Waight

Thoroughly enjoyed the course. It has been very beneficial in informing me more about animal care and helped in the decision of pursuing veterinary sciences. Great course and great positive reinforcement! Toni Daams

I have loved all my courses and am very proud to have completed them and passed them. They have been very helpful, not only to me, but to others. Deborah Taylor

I really enjoyed doing this course! It was interesting and engaging! I loved learning about the different anatomy of the animals alongside dosages of medicine and disease (how they can be prevented/treated). I am currently studying Zoology and I learned new things! I'd definitely recommend! Shannon Cornish

So far I am more than pleased to have the opportunity to learn more on such a wide variety of courses that Holly and Hugo has to offer. Easy-to-navigate menu to get straight to courses and exams. Great prices and offers given for the courses. Couldn't really go wrong with the amount of information to be learned from Holly and Hugo. I'm more than satisfied with courses I have taken with Holly and Hugo and now have more courses to use on resumes and within my personal career. Thank you for the opportunity to have access to these courses.     Kendell Mccown

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  • Internationally Accredited by ICOES
  • Instant Free PDF Certificate
  • 24/7 Access
  • 4807 Students Enrolled
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