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Animal Herbology is plant-based therapy for animals, utilising the natural power of plants to support animal health and wellbeing.
Animal herbalists are proficient in herbal medicines and a holistic approach to animal health. They also need to know how herbal medicines integrate with regular veterinary care to avoid negative herb-drug interactions. Evidence-based animal herbalists have a knowledge of the science as well as tradition in order to develop health support plans using herbs to restore health and wellbeing.
CIVT fills the need in the rapidly growing area of animal herbology by providing high quality training taught by qualified and experienced veterinarians. As the industry grows, so too does the demand for qualified animal herbalists and CIVT fulfils this need with a track record of excellence in tuition and delivering training in the animal health industry.
If you are someone who wants to work with animals and contribute to their wellbeing and quality of life, or you are looking for a career change, or further skills to add to those you already have, then this course is for you. We teach you to have the confidence and competence to work safely, ethically, professionally and within your scope.
Become an animal herbalist
This course was developed for those who would like to pursue a career as an animal herbalist. This certification course provides you with the foundation knowledge, practical skills and development of confidence necessary to successfully assist animals obtain their optimal health and wellbeing.
This course is completely online and consists of video lectures, demonstrations, course notes, resources and assessments.
You can work at your own pace from anywhere in the world.
We recommend course progression over 24 months. This course is available on an ongoing basis. You can finish as quickly or as slowly as you wish; you will have 12 weeks to complete each subject. Maximum class size applies.
We will provide self-paced learning content and assessments within the myCIVT classroom online. You will receive a login and password for access. Email and forum support is available.
Quizzes, forum participation, workbooks, activities and case logs.
Upon successful completion of the course and assessments, you will receive ‘Certification in Small Animal Herbology’ and a record of results.
If you have completed equivalent units elsewhere and have an academic record and certificate, you may be eligible to have that learning recognised. You may have to complete gap units if these have not been covered already. This assessment is included in the course fee. If you have a veterinary nurse or veterinary technician qualification you may be eligible for exemptions from your course. Each case is assessed on an individual basis to ensure you are able to complete the complete without disadvantage.
The companion animal industry is a rapidly growing one. And within this trend, the natural and wellbeing segment is growing exponentially. People want natural options and advice to complement their veterinarian’s care. Upon completion of the Certification in Small Animal Herbology you could:
There are plenty of job opportunities available once qualified. Please note that most graduates run their own businesses. CIVT does not guarantee that by completing the Certification in Small Animal Herbology you will automatically find a job.
If you have studied the same subjects or have experience in the industry you may be eligible for some exemptions.
Below are the required course(s) that you need to complete
The College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies offers courses that are both challenging and rewarding. You can learn at your own pace under the tutelage of experts in their field. Online or distance learning is not for everyone. Think carefully before you enroll. To succeed in online learning and distance education you will need:
What you won't need is to pay airfares, travel, hotel bills by participating in green education!
All our courses are available to enrol at any time. Our courses are part time, self paced within the course timeframe, and fully online. Sometimes there is a scheduled start date for a course, in which we accept a group intake of enrolments. This encourages a cohort of students to move through the course together, making for a more interactive learning experience.
Although some courses have live sessions available, there are no live sessions that you are required to attend for any of our courses. Our courses are delivered online and are self paced within the course timeframe, to give you the greatest flexibility with your study. You can study anywhere, anytime that suits you. We have great learning tools such as lectures, comprehensive course notes, videos, online resources, discussion forum and continuous support from our highly qualified and experienced tutors to help you can get the most out of your course.
Please refer to our enrolment terms and conditions when seeking extra time in a course, https://civtedu.org/enrolment-terms-and-conditions
If you take a "leave of absence/deferral" from a course this freezes your progress in the course. You will have no access to the course during this time. A request for a leave of absence/deferral can be made for up to 3 months, initially. Longer periods of time away from the course can be reviewed after this time. If you want to use any course resources whilst you are taking your leave of absence/deferral you will need to download the material (such as documents, course notes, reading material) beforehand. There is no fee to take a leave of absence/deferral, however your regular payment instalments for the course will continue.
If you request an "extension" for a course, you may be given extra time in a course and still have full access to the course. An extension can be granted for up to, or equal to, the maximal period of study for that course. There is a fee involved in applying for an extension, this varies according to the amount of extra time requested and is found on the link provided.
This depends on the type of course you enrol in.
Our introductory or short courses require approximately 3-5 hours per week. Our Certifications and Graduate Diplomas require approximately 5-10 hours per week. This will vary amongst individuals, depending on the pace in which they learn. More time may be needed each week, depending on how long an individual needs to spend on completing assignments.
If you are a registered Veterinarian, you are eligible to enrol in any of our courses, https://civtedu.org/courses
If you are a Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Nurse or Animal Health Professional you may be able to apply to enrol in selected courses for Veterinarians, however you will need to go through an eligibility process first. Otherwise, you can apply for our courses for Animal Health Professionals, https://civtedu.org/courses/animal-health-professionals
If you are a Pet Owner, you can apply for our courses designed for Pet Owners, https://civtedu.org/courses/pet-owners
The College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies offers courses that are both challenging and rewarding. You can learn at your own pace under the tutelage of experts in their field. What you won’t need is to pay airfares, travel, hotel bills by participating in green education!
Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the program, as per the stipulated requirements.