About Us

ACA is the only dedicated Pet Care training company in the Australian or New Zealand Market. All we do is Pet and Animal Care courses.

About our Courses:

* Our courses are specifically designed and  continually updated to ensure the latest  information and skills training.

* The courses are online so you can study at your own pace.

* Full support throughout your studies

* Discounts for multiple courses – Bulk Discounts

* On course completion you receive an ACA Certificate (Statement of Attainment).

* Our PetAware™ Face-to-Face Sessions allow you to develop Practical Skills in a supportive and caring atmosphere.

* Our PetAware™ Online Webinars allow you to gain the knowledge under skilled direction in the comfort of your own home.

In fact I have been teaching Animal Care since primary school – here I am teaching my family and friends about biology and anatomy using my dg “Patch” as the subject.

About Our Team

Dr David Horan, “Dr Dave”, Veterinarian and Pet Care Educator/ Trainer, has been a TAFE Lecturer in Veterinary Nursing and Animal Care for over 25 years.

Dr Dave has had dual careers in Veterinary Science and Animal Care was well as in Education and Training at all levels from junior high school to University. He is a qualified and experienced Veterinary Surgeon (30 years) working in a wide range of clinical situations on three continents and currently operating the longest running Mobile Veterinary Service in the Sydney Basin (vet2u.net).

At the same time Dr Dave  has had an educational career (40 years) as a Science and Maths teacher initially and then as an Animal Care Lecturer in TAFE NSW.

Dr Dave actually set up the Animal Care Section at Richmond TAFE College, now that Animal Science Academy, in 1994 and ran the section for some years. In his time he developed the entire suite of TAFE courses that are still offered there.

TAFE even awarded him the TAFE/DEC Medal for “Service to Students” for Dr Dave’s tireless work for public education.

The NSW Teachers Federation also awarded him their Retirement Pin for his  contribution in promoting the quality of education and the welfare of (your) fellow teachers

Dr Dave left TAFE NSW in 2015 expressly to establish the Animal Care Academy. Dr Dave wanted to establish a training academy that is truly student focussed and offering only pet and animal care courses and face-to-face training.

We have grown from strength to strength to now being a leading Animal Care Training Centre.

We at ACA have a support team with wide experience in the Animal Care and Education industries.


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