The AusRFS Education Team are kept busy teaching in schools.
The Pet Rat class is aimed at students studying veterinary science and companion animal studies, is available to other groups.
The class is accommpanied by a Powerpoint presentation and is comprehensive, informative and entertaining. Students are given the opportunity for hands on time with some rats, with instruction on how to correctly pick up and handle a rat.
A full presentation takes a minimum of 2 hours but the duration and content and can be tailored to suit the needs of the class.
Bachelor of Veterinary
Pocket Pets Workshop
2nd March 2021
How wonderful to be back in the classroom face to face!
The AusRFS was pleased to take part in the Safe & Gentle Handling of Pocket Pets Workshop for the first year Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing students at Melbourne Polytechnic, Epping.
Everyone had a hold/wrapped a rat into a burrito. There were lots of questions and genuine interest.
Thanks to AusRFS Education Team members Julian and Megan, along with Megan’s ratties Fly, Pizza, Will-Bear, Curie, Rorschach, Dot and Jessica.
To see lots more photos taken during this workshop, please go to our Facebook page.
Box Hill TAFE
19th May, 2020
Regardless of the restrictions in place due to Covid-19, the AusRFS Education Team were ready for another challenge. Box Hill TAFE, asked us to deliver one of our presentations to a VIRTUAL class!
The presentation went well, with students asking questions via the chat facility. One student, showed us one of his two rats, which were recently rescued from hard rubbish!
We were very fortunate to have several short video clips to show the students. AusRFS member Lisa had graciously recorded them a week earlier and effectively were a welcome substitute for not having ratties in a normal classroom environment.
Many thanks to Julian for the presentation and Lisa for all the work she put in to the enhancement of the Presentation.