Animal First Aid and Rehabilitation

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Interested in restarting NTSU’s Animal First Aid and Rehabilitation Society? Here’s what you need to know. 

Animal First Aid and Rehabilitation are designed to bring together students who are passionate about animal rehabilitation, building on classroom theory to gain the knowledge and skills required to administer first aid to animals.


  1. To gain theoretical knowledge, practical skills and qualifications in administering first aid to animals ranging from domestic and agricultural to wild animals and marine mammals.
  2. To gain theoretical knowledge, practical skills and qualifications in the rehabilitation and hand-rearing of abandoned/disabled wild animals.
  3. Further develop understanding and practical application of core principles of biology including health and disease, anatomy, physiology and nutritional biochemistry and explore limitations of wild animal rehabilitation.
  4. Continued professional development of animal handling and management skills, particularly gaining confidence in the handling of aggressive and acutely stressed animals.


  1. Animal first aid: applying classroom learnt theory and skills surrounding young, adult and older animals which include keeping both human and animal safe in emergencies, car accidents, understanding how different animals show pain, checking a pet's health, breathing and respiratory problems including choking, CPR, drowning, shock, broken bones, spinal injuries and moving injured pets, wild and marine animals, controlling bleeding, usage of dressings and bandages, understanding issues relating to paws, ears, eyes and mouths, poisoning, bites and stings, burns and temperature-related issues, seizures and epilepsy
  2. Animal rehabilitation: applying classroom learnt theory and skills which include hand-rearing, hand feeding and hydrating, disease control, appropriate housing and handling of wild animals.
  3. Developing competence in working in a high-pressure environment including relevant social, teamwork and animal handling skills.
  4. Exploring how wild animals are rescued and rehabilitated by existing and successful organisations.
  5. To invite guest speakers currently working in the animal first aid and rehabilitation sector to give lectures and discussions to supplement knowledge learnt from participating in courses

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