Penn Vet’s Online Graduate Certificate in Animal Welfare & Behavior combines the knowledge and experience of a veterinary school with industry-leading faculty, with the flexibility and affordability of an online certificate program.
Research, advocacy, and consumer concern have inspired great public interest in the quality of life of animals, as well as a public appeal for a greater understanding of what an animal experiences under the care of humans. Such interests extend across a variety of species including zoo, laboratory, farm and companion animals.
A growing number of employers, including research institutions, government agencies, food producers, animal protection agencies, and NGOs, seek individuals with the kind of training that will enable them to promote the welfare and quality of life of animals.
Our online graduate certificate program (PDF)
combines self-directed online activities with real-time, in-person sessions. Taught by international renowned faculty at Penn Vet, one of the best vet schools in the country, this program provides students with a comprehensive overview of the fields of animal welfare and behavior, and human-animal interactions.