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Animal Studies

Study Animal Studies at Melbourne Polytechnic and learn about cats, dogs, horses, farriery, racing, veterinary science and animal care.

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Ensure animals receive the best possible care

If you’re interested in working with man’s best friend, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Animal Studies qualifications will set you on the path to a career filled with furred, feathers and finned friends.

Our Animal Studies courses deliver a range of skills across general animal care and husbandry, native wildlife care, breeding procedures, companion animal behaviour, and veterinary clinic duties. Melbourne Polytechnic has strong connections to the animal care industry.

Combined with our purpose-built, industry-standard animal care facilities, students have extensive opportunities for practical application of handling and animal husbandry skills through projects and classes on campus and with industry partners.