I got a lot out of the course, including being part of the PAWS platform, on which continuingly new information, webinars and podcasts are added. It tis a dynamic website. I missed practical exercises, for example a case put on and being analyzed. Or some questions to answer. It is a free and pure on own "drive" course. A lot of extra reading material was given, which were sometimes to much for me but it is good to have the references. Some is really basic information, especially on the veterinarian part. I personally believe the Veterinarians are having such a big task and doing things that the keepers/ senior keepers and curators need to do. But for sure a team effort and monitored by the veterinarians. Due to the very busy schedule of the vets team, things go slow, while I think if the keepers are being more trained on certain aspects, some pressure of the vet team is taken away and things will be better maintained and more consistent. The presentation style is good, although a bit monotone or repetitive word usage. I am happy to have done the course and be part of the PAWS platform. And I recommend to any keeper especially beginners.
Sabrina and the PAWS team have done a wonderful job organizing informative, cutting edge content about animal behavior and welfare and making it accessible to a broad audience. The diversity of resources is a huge plus of the platform and I expect makes the content useful to many different types of scholars and practitioners.