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News from the Animal Care College

The Animal Care College is delighted to announce some important additions to its range of correspondence courses.

The Introduction to Small Companion Animal Care provides a complete guide to the care of the whole range of small mammals that are available through pet shops. The course, although suitable for all pet owners and keepers, will be of particular interest to the owners, managers and employees of pet shops. The course covers all aspects of the care and feeding of rabbits, hamsters, gerbils and rats etc as well as a Unit devoted to the special requirements of customer care and advice that today is an essential requirement in this specialist retail sector.

Also new in 2002 is a suite of equine care and psychology courses, one each at levels 1, 2 and 3. The College has been aware for some years that there was a considerable demand for improved provision in the sector and this course will prove valuable to all those who own a horse or pony or are simply interested in equine ownership.

New dog owners will be especially interested the revised and updated canine care course, Fit for Life - the secrets of successful dog care and training.

This is a suite of Units that serves as an introduction for anyone who wants to be sure that their dog is being looked after properly and its canine needs are being provided for. It covers health, feeding and basic canine psychology and provides a foundation upon which further expertise can be gained through higher level courses.

The College was founded in 1980 and now has a range of courses at all levels that include kennel management, teaching training classes, pet bereavement counselling, rescue and re-homing, veterinary nursing and breeding among many more. The College is a major supplier of courses through the Department of Education’s Learn Direct programme and many courses are accredited through the Open College Network.

Full details and a Prospectus can be obtained from: The Registrar, Animal Care College, Ascot House, High Street, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7HG, Telephone: 01344 628269 Fax: 01344 622771 e-mail: or through the extensive web site on:

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