Laboratory Animal Training Courses | Charles River

Interested in signing up for additional animal care and use training courses?
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The IACUC and Animal Care Program sponsor training and instruction in the humane care and use of animals and on the rules and regulations for working in the animal facility. Orientation to Animal Research at UCSD is a mandatory course which acquaints researchers with regulations, health hazards involved with the use of animals, and best practices in animal handling. Each person at UCSD must attend Orientation to Animal Research at UCSD before handling animals. Animal Facility Access cards cannot be issued until this class is completed. Other training classes will be necessary depending on the individual’s past training, experience and the particular species and procedures that the person will be involved with.
ACU courses cover the general principles of the ethical care and use of animals in research, training, and testing.
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There are additional training requirements for investigators using nonhuman primates. These investigators should be thoroughly familiar with (Protection Of NIH Personnel Who Work With Nonhuman Primates). This Policy Manual requires those individuals who regularly enter nonhuman primate rooms or those individuals having hands-on interaction with nonhuman primates to receive appropriate training. Certification by the first line supervisor that a basic level of performance has been achieved is required. The for the NIHAC Shared Animal Facility periodically presents a training course on proper handling of nonhuman primates. Online Animal Training Courses, Classes & Career Training
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The Instructor Training Course: Teaching and Training (also known as the Original course) was conceived in 1997 out of a dream to create a special educational experience for canine professionals. The course would go beyond the two-day lecture series, or rigid programs that taught only a specific methodology. It would provide a traditional small classroom environment with innovative teachers to combine proven theory, empirical evidence, and common sense. The course needed to cultivate critical thinking through watching, listening, and doing. It would be hard work with high expectations but encourage fun, camaraderie and sharing. The environment needed to be safe and allow for personal choices, accepting each person’s journey as a teacher and dog trainer. And lastly, the course had to enrich the lives of homeless dogs. Sometimes it can be hard for pets and people to coexist peacefully. Holly and Hugo helps pet owners improve their relationship with their dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and reptiles with a variety of online animal behavior, training, and grooming courses. The and help pet owners and aspiring vets alike keep animals healthy and help pets in times of medical distress. Other courses, such as and , prepare people for a career working with animals. Holly and Hugo's students—more than 20,000 participants from 59 countries—get help from a veterinary team, which responds to their questions on a regularly updated blog. Students also gain access to free, live Q&A webinars with Dr. Pippa Elliott, MRCVS, who brings more than 25 years of veterinary experience to each student session. Upon course completion, students receive a certification. All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards. All courses have an interactive format with limited enrollment for lots of individual attention in a supportive environment. Courses are limited to between 10 - 12 full time students depending on the staffing and location. The format includes: practice instructing, presentations, group projects, video analysis, games, and lecture. Our courses are always located at an animal shelter and include training shelter dogs. We provide educational opportunities without the pressure of testing or requirements for completion.This site has been developed in order to assist you in determining the courses available to you, prerequisites for courses, and which courses you might be required to take in order to work with animals at the University of Washington. Once the proper training has been determined, you can complete online classes, review schedules for our in-person classes, and download necessary forms. Valuable training resources and links are also provided.