Have you ever wondered how hydrotherapy and massage therapy help maintain animal health? Are you curious to find out how therapeutic treatment involving herbal medicine, acupuncture, and other forms of complementary veterinary care and support can improve the well-being of animals?
In this course, learn alongside veterinary experts as they guide you through therapeutic handling skills to facilitate animal rehabilitation, such as physiotherapy modalities, alternative diets and nutrition for supportive and palliative care. You will also learn to care for animals of different breeds and stages of growth and understand more about positive behaviour modification. In addition, acquire new skills in emergency rescue care, post-surgery care and dental nursing.
As rehabilitation and holistic veterinary medicine are fast-growing areas in pet welfare and veterinary practice, you will be equipped with the necessary skills to work in veterinary clinics, hospitals, animal theme parks, animal shelters and more.
LEARN FROM INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Learn from our team of industry certified practitioners who are at the forefront of the growing pet wellness and holistic veterinary medicine industry.
UNIQUE COURSE PROVIDER
The only local part-time training provider for therapeutic handling skills to assist in complementary therapies, such as acupuncture, in veterinary practice.
Hands-on practical sessions utilising in-house facilities for animal rehabilitation, such as manual therapy, hydrotherapy and laser therapy.
Minimum Entry Requirements
A Polytechnic Diploma or ITE Technical Diploma / Technical Engineer Diploma / Work-Learn Technical Diploma in Science, Technical, Engineering, Math (STEM) or equivalent
OR A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
OR A Post-Secondary Certificate with at least 5 Years of relevant working experience
- Fresh graduates with relevant diploma or equivalent in veterinary technology, veterinary bioscience, biomedical science and technology, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, nursing or occupational therapy.
- Diploma or equivalent in veterinary technology, veterinary bioscience, biomedical science and technology, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, nursing or occupational therapy with more than 1 year of experience.
|AVW0101||Animal Communication, Behaviour and Enrichment
This subject covers an introduction to the communication in domestic companion species. Students will study the fundamentals of companion animal behaviour, and learn a variety of behaviour modification methods that are recognized for use. Students will also learn the basics of environmental enrichment in these species.
|AVW0102||Animal Nursing Care and Health
This subject covers different forms of veterinary nursing care, such as breed specific and life stage care; and veterinary care in companion animals. There will be a greater elaboration on the principles of veterinary nursing, with a focus on surgical and medical nursing. An overview of animal health including body condition scoring, pain assessment, zoonoses and legislation will also be covered.
|AVW0103||Animal Rescue and Care
The subject covers the basics of veterinary rescue and emergency care, and emphasizes the principles of triage, and emergency nursing. Students will be introduced to equipment and skills required to be an effective team member in an emergency setting.
|AVW0201||Fundamentals of Complementary Veterinary Medicine and Care
This subject covers the basics of the types of complementary medicine commonly encountered in veterinary medicine. These include herbal medicine and nutraceuticals, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and complementary physiotherapy modalities. An overview of their individual and/or combined application(s) with conventional western veterinary medicine to provide a holistic treatment plan for patients will be discussed.
|AVW0202||Animal Rehabilitation and Wellness Techniques
This subject covers animal biomechanics, exercise physiology and physiotherapy of small and large animals. Topics include therapy and exercises for general health maintenance and rehabilitation. Physical assessment and wellness programme planning for rehabilitation, supportive and palliative care will also be covered.
|AVW0203||Diet and Nutrition for Rehabilitation and Wellness
This subject covers the nutritional requirements of animals and consideration factors for planning a diet specific to animal breeds, age and health conditions. Alternative diets, dietary supplements and herbal nutrition for wellness will also be covered.
Modes of Assessment
The assessment would be based on 100% coursework with written & practical tests, case studies, assignments, presentations and projects.
Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
and on weekends and public holidays.
Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)
East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 4
21 Tampines Ave 1
Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.