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Wildlife Rehabilitation Medical Math


Designed by veteran wildlife rehabilitator, Peggy Hentz,
this medical math course takes you from the very simple to the complex
in an understandable and easy to follow structured learning experience. 

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The interactive problems will have you calculating in no time.

In wildlife rehabilitation, basic math calculations are needed when determining drug dosages, fluid therapy and feeding amounts.

In addition to being able to formulate and solve mathematical problems, the wildlife rehabilitator needs to be proficient in the use of several instruments of measure such as the weight scale and syringes. 

An understanding of the metric system and the ability to covert to and from the US customary units is essential to proficiency in medical math.

During this course we will cover all of the necessary skills to calculate accurate drug dosing and fluid therapy for animals. The course is broken down into 5 sections:

Comparative (Ratio) Math - the basis of proficient calculations
Drug dosage calculations
Understanding the metric system
Tools of the trade
Fluid Therapy 


Course Information:

This self-paced. non-accredited course will prepare the wildlife rehabilitator to calculate various drug dosages as well as administer correct fluid therapy for dehydrated animals.

This course includes:

  • Ratio Mathematics
  • Mastering Drug Dosing
  • Metrics Made Easy for the Wildlife Rehabilitator
  • The Metric Conversion
  • Temperature conversion
  • Reading Syringes
  • Insulin Syringes
  • Needle Gauges
  • Understanding and Interpreting Drug Labeling
  • Diluting Medications
  • Reading Prescriptions
  • Scales
  • Formulary
  • Percentages
  • Stomach Capacity
  • Daily Fluid Requirements
  • Fluid Replacement Calculations
  • Step by Step Rehydration
  • Finding the Whole of a Percentage (Normal Body Weight)
  • Three Day Rehydration Protocol


A certificate will be awarded on completion of the course
for six training hours.

Course Enrollment - $35.00

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If you or your organization wishes to enroll multiple students, please email peggy @wildliferehabilitationschool.com. about a special group rate timed session.

You will be able to access the course for at least eight weeks following enrollment. If you need more time to complete the course, simply fill out the FREE EXTENSION form from the course menu.

What people are saying about our courses:

"Very well done!  I eagerly look forward to more classes!"

"Peggy,   Just took your course.  Excellent!  I am going to email our volunteers and encourage them to take the course.  "

"Thank you for offering this course. Your lecture at the NWRA symposium had a huge impact on me. "

"Very enjoyable course."

"Thank you so much, Peggy!  I enjoyed the course tremendously and will spread the word about your website to others who care about wildlife."

"I enjoyed the extra information I recieved and awareness of the things that we should never take for granted that we may get to relaxed on. Thanks you for your time with us out here."


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