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Animal Care

Program description

Animal care

The international undergraduate degree course in Animal Care mainly aims at enabling students to achieve knowledge, skills and competences for them to bequalified and specialised in animal care and welfare, in different sectors but mainly with a focus on each animal.

The qualifying element of this course is the combination of cultural aspects provided by the degree class and those related to ethology, stress and pain monitoring, bioethics and communication techniques. The learning pathway includes study plans and/or specific curriculum in the field of scientific research, wildlife conservation, animals for recreational use, in order to enrich the student experience and provide an adequate and up-to-date professional positioning. In the last phase of the course, students will have access to a specific apprenticeship.

Admission requirements

  • Secondary school diploma (or higher)
  • Good command of Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Analytical and Logic skills
  • English language: B2 level (CEFR) or equivalent
  • Suggested optional requirements: SAT score report (Scholastic Attitude Test only; the optional Essay is not required) with a score greater or equal 50% of the score scale would be an asset. Make sure to check well in advance the available date for the SAT Test in the official website.All candidates will be required to take an entry interview with the program selection commitee.

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Tuition fees

Tuition fees are the same for all the programmes: up to 3,000 euros/year, divided in 3 installments

Career opportunities

The graduate in Animal Care is prepared to take care of the animal and protect its wellbeing. The work varies depending on the area considered: from the care of wildlife in a controlled environment, for educational, research and preservation purposes, to that of coadjutor in support of veterinarians or expert in the monitoring and care of animals intended for recreational, research, educational, sports and assistance activities. In addition, the training received will allow graduates to connect and integrate the actions promoted by more specialized professionals (veterinarians, biologists, zoologists, etc.) who work in the field of animal care.

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University of Padua

The University of Padua

The University of Padua is a world-leading research-intensive university that has been driving global change since its  foundation in 1222. Loyal to its motto Universa Universis  Patavina Libertas (Paduan freedom is universal for everyone), it has always been a bastion of...

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University of Padua

Via 8 Febbraio 1848, 2
35122 Padua

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