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All About pets Looking for a career

or career change? Come & experience a day at TAFE

Richmond College Spring Open Day Saturday 17th

September 2011 10am –3pm. Free Admission

Equine Careers Te range of careers in and around horses is wide and varied. Tere are many exciting career opportunities that exist in the Racing Industry, Australia’s second largest employer including Jockeys, Owners, Stable hands, Track work Riders, and Racehorse Trainers. Horse breeders work closely with veterinary surgeons and stud managers with in foal mares, mares and foals and stallions. Following the breeding season you could work with weanlings and yearlings, preparing them for competition or sales. Te performance horse industry also offers a wide range of job opportunities. You could work as a senior horse groom, polo groom, stable manager or stud hand working in stables, studs and places of competition where you will be able to educate, handle and care for the health and wellbeing of performance horses. You will also be able to prepare horses for competition and exercise horses in a stable and in competitions such as eventing, show jumping and polo. For further information about courses and career opportunities contact: Suzanne Manson, Head Teacher Australian Racing & Equine Academy Richmond College 45 709 050

Animal Care Careers For those seeking a career in the Animal Care Industry, Richmond College Animal Care Section offers qualifications in: Vet Nursing, Captive Animals, Animal Technology, Dog Grooming and Animal Care. Our courses are usually offered one or two days per week, with some courses being offered in the evenings. For those already working in the industry, some courses are offered flexibly, online, or delivered in your workplace. All animal care certificate courses can be completed as part of a Traineeship. We also have a large range of general interest animal courses, including Canine Behaviour, Feline Behaviour, Animal Training, Reptile Care, Wildlife First Aid, Animal Massage and Pet Grooming.

Our animal care teaching staff are all industry qualified professionals with teaching qualifications, and include Veterinarians, Veterinary Specialists, Veterinary Nurses, Animal Technologists, Animal Behaviourists, Animal Trainers, Zookeepers, Animal Scientists, Dog Groomers, Pet Shop Personnel, and Animal Nutritionists. Facilities developed to support Animal Care training include: Fully operational dog grooming salon; Animal house ; Aviaries; Veterinary nursing training facility with industry equipment ; New classrooms, laboratories and teacher offices; New canteen and student facilities; Extended Library and student Learning Centre; E learning facilities.

Courses for School Students We also offer courses to Year 11 and 12 School students; TVET Courses. Students can attend TAFE one afternoon a week and this can credit two units towards their HSC results. Certificate II Animal Studies Learn about caring for a variety of companion animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice, birds. For further information about courses and career opportunities contact: Christine Sercombe, Acting Head Teacher Animal Care Section Richmond College 4570 9026.

Professional Dog Grooming Tis course is a short commercial course for those seeking a career as a professional dog groomer. With industry recognised units from the Animal Care and Management Training Package, this practical hands on course will give students the skills to groom dogs to industry standard. Our pet grooming salon operates on Tursdays during term. We offer reduced priced grooming services, so If your dog would like to be a ‘model’ for our grooming students, please book your dog in with Christine on 45 709026, or email Christine.sercombe@


DOG OR CAT through your local

Animal Welfare League Hawkesbury Valley Branch.

‘caring for pets and their people’

We have some beautiful young dogs and cats needing loving homes.

Contact: Linda Pierce on 0407 453 005

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Meal Worms Crickets

Frozen Rats & Mice

Gold Fish $2.50 each

Lamb Bones

$5.00 for 4 kg

Est. 20 years



• Beef Brisket • Lamb Brisket • Lamb Necks Meat • Bolla Bones • Roo Tails CHICKEN:

• Mince; Wings Necks; Carcasses


• Premium Beef • Roo

• Beef Semi Lean • Budget Mince • Chopped Beef • Cooked Beef • For the fussy cat... Try Pussy Delight

4587 7704 523 George St

SOUTH WINDSOR (just down from the Post Office) ADVICE

• Huge range of dry premium kibble

• Veterinary products & accessories • Bird seed, rabbit, guinea pig, rat & mice foods

Caring for our community pets

OPEN 7 DAYS We Deliver!

Box Hill Vet Clinic

We are predominately a small animal veterinary hospital but also treat some large animals such as sheep, goats, pigs & cows.

We also stock many large animal medications including those for horses.

* Health checks * Geriatric &

puppy check ups

* Vaccinations for large & small animals

* Microchipping * Desexing

* General & Orthopaedic Surgery

* Radiology & Ultrasound * Dentistry * Basic grooming * Pathology * PUPPY PRE SCHOOL


Monday to Friday 9am-11am & 5pm-7pm; 11am-5pm by appointment. Saturday: 9am-12pm. Sunday: 9am-11am

11 Nelson Rd, Box Hill p: 9679 1749

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