Course Description

This workshop aims to equip new and existing rabbit owners with in depth knowledge and practical skills on how to provide medical and nutritional care for their rabbit and reduce the number of abuse, neglect and abandonment cases. The course also provides participants with the knowledge on the rules and regulations of keeping a rabbit in Singapore.

Course Outline

At the end of the course, the applicant will be able to:

1. Performing a General Health Check 

  • Participants will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to perform basic physical examination on their rabbit in order to identify abnormalities in various body systems through practical hands-on session
  • Participants will be equipped with skills to perform basic ear cleaning and nail trimming procedures on their rabbit

2. Nutrition

  • Participants will be equipped with skills to perform a body condition score on their rabbit
  • Participants will acquire knowledge on the nutritional needs of their rabbit at different stages of the rabbit’s lifespan. With this knowledge, participants will be able to make informed and educated decisions on the type of food offered to their rabbit in order to ensure optimum health
  • Participants will acquire the knowledge and skill to identify the food types which are toxic to rabbits

3. Preventive Medicine

  • Participants will acquire knowledge on the importance and advantages of various types of preventive medication and on the common zoonotic diseases carried by their rabbits. With this knowledge, participants will be able to minimize the chances of contracting any zoonotic diseases
  • Participants will acquire the skill to administer a pill to their rabbit
  • This course will be delivered in English and has NO assessment.

    Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance.


Singaporeans aged 50 years & above


Full course fee


Singaporeans aged 50 years and above who wish to apply for the course at the special course fee will need to email a copy of their NRIC during the course fee payment before the course commencement.

Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.

For information on other subsidies click here.

The course is SkillsFuture Credit Eligible. For more information on the SkillsFuture Credit click​ here.

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Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice. Please take note that photos and videos may be taken during the course for record and publicity purposes.

Course Date(s)​

  1. 26 October 2019

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Trainer's Profile

Dr Lim Rou'En Grace

Dr. Grace Lim graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Melbourne in 2006. Following graduation, she returned to Singapore to begin work as a small animal veterinarian for three years and later joined the Singapore Institute of Clinical Sciences (SICS) at the Agency of Science and Technology (A*STAR) for three years as a research veterinarian working primarily with non-human primates. In 2013, Dr. Lim joined the Diploma of Veterinary Bioscience at the School of Life Sciences & Chemical Technology, Ngee Ann Polytechnic as a lecturer.

Contact Details

Enquiries? Please contact

For General Enquiries: enquiryCET@np.edu.sg

Course Related Enquiries: Dr Grace Lim (Grace_LIM@np.edu.sg)

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