Education and Careers

Wildlife Courses & Careers





Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland deliver this Course designed by the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council

MSc in Wildlife Conservation & Management

A unique M.Sc. dealing with principles of population management, zoonotic diseases and conflict-resolution

Ph. 01-7167739

Animal Rehabilitation

Elista Education,Waterford, 8 months, Part Time. As 2nd yr option after completing foundation course in Animal Welfare

Ph. 083 3858060

Animal Science Industry

Bray Institute of Further Education, 1 year full time course with a module in Wildlife Management

Ph. 01-2829668

Animal Care & Animal Science

Carlow Institute of Further Education, 1 year full time course with a module in Wild Animal Managment

Ph. 059 9131187

Advanced Certificate in Animal Health Care

Dun Laoghaire College of Further Education, 1 year full time course with a module in Wild Animal Managment

Ph. 01-2809676

Distance Learning:




City & Guilds Certificate in Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Species

The course is divided into 4 main sections: Avian, Reptile & Amphibian, Small mammal and British wildlife. Studies are carried out by computer based distance learning.

Pain Management
Wound Management
Oil Spill Volunteering

The International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council provides these online courses

Wildlife Rehabilitation for Beginners

Universal Class, U.S.A

Animal Jobs Direct

Animal Jobs Direct has a wide range of wildlife rehabilitation courses available online and also a list of practical courses in the U.K. and internationally





Topics, Past & Present:
Grant Writing
When to Treat – When to Euthanize
When to Say No - Setting Guidelines for Animal Intake
Using Technology

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries provides Free Webinars for Sanctuaries and Volunteers

Needles and Syringes
Pharmaceutical Labels
Using a Fire Extinguisher
Calculating a Drug Dosage

The International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council provides webinars for their members





Foundation Degree in British Animal Management and Wildlife Rehabilitation (Full Time)

Course Location: Kendal College, Kendal, Cumbria, UK. Full Time for 2 years

Ph. +44 1539 814700

An Introduction to Wildlife First Aid, Care and Rehabilitation and Basic Hedgehog First Aid, Care and Rehabilitation

Vale Wildlife Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre, Gloucestershire, 1 Day course

Ph. +44 1386 882288

Wildlife Rehabilitation

Sparsholt College, Winchester, 2 months, Part Time

Ph. +44 1962776441

Wildlife Rescue, Care and Rehabilitation

Wawickshire College, 10 weeks, Part Time

Ph. +44 3004 560045

First Aid for Wildlife

Also various rehabilitation training courses, Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue Trust, Scotland, 1 day training courses

Ph. +44 1505 502415.

Wildlife Rescue and Rehab - A Practical Approach

Secret World Wildlife Rescue, Somerset

Ph. +44 (01278) 783250

City and Guilds Work Based Animal Care

Tiggywinkles, Buckinghamshire

Ph. +44 1844 292292.

Wildlife Conservation and Ecology

Reaseheath College, Cheshire, 2yrs Full Time, 3yrs Part Time, includes a rehabilitation module

Ph. +44 1270 625131

Animal Care/ Management

Plumpton College, Sussex, 1-2yrs, Full time. Includes a module in rehabilitation

Ph. +44 1273 890071.

Animal Management Conservation and Vet Nursing

Bridgwater College, Somerset, 2yrs, Full Time

Ph. +44 1278 455464.

Diagnostic Imaging

The British Small Animal Veterinary Association Vet Nurse Merit Awards


Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation
Wildlife Feeding and Nutrition

The International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council provides classroom based and online courses, rehabilitator certification exam and an annual conference

Shasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation

Shasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation provide rehabilitation courses and has information on wildlife courses and conferences based in the U.S.

Wildlife Internships - NATUCATE

Internships abroad and volunteering in nature and wildlife conservation





Careers in Wildlife

Wildlife rehabilitator, wildlife biologist, wildlife warden or ranger, ornithologist, wildlife/countryside conservation officer, gamekeeper, zoologist, veterinary surgeon, veterinary nurse, etc...

Uk and International :
Animal Jobs Direct
Wildlife Extra jobs

National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
Marci’s Wildlife Job Search

Cyber-Sierra's Natural Resource Job Search

International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (job postings can be found in the members only section if you join the IWRC)


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