Animal Handling and Vaccination Certificate

Empowering Animal Health professionals in more than 80 countries!

Animal health professionals from more than 80 countries around the world have benefitted from the knowledge gained from the AVC coursework.


Animal Handling and Vaccination Certificate (AVC)

The Animal Handling and Vaccination Certificate (AVC) is a profession-specific course that focuses specifically on empowering animal health and welfare professionals that interact with dogs. The course can either act as a refresher course to update relevant professionals on the latest information and techniques, or it can serve as an introductory course where appropriate.


Core themes of the AVC coursework

  • The role of the animal handler and vaccinator
  • Understanding animal behaviour
  • Effective ways to approach dogs
  • Equipment needed to catch and handle dogs
  • Effective vaccine administration techniques


  • English 
  • French

Global Reach of the AVC

See how many AVC graduates there are in your country by clicking on the map below! These maps are updated every month, so follow your country's progress over time.


Download the AVC flyers

You can download these flyers to share with friends, colleagues, and community members. Share on social media, via email or put it on your web page or blog to encourage others to learn about animal handling and vaccination. 

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