Coronavirus: latest update 27/03/2020
Coronavirus: latest update 27/03/2020

Animal/Veterinary Care & Dog Grooming

Care for everything from ferrets, rabbits and llamas to snakes, spiders and lizards and learn a whole host of skills to help you get started in this amazingly rich and varied industry, that includes farms, zoos and animal conservation charities.

What can I study?

  • animal care
  • animal management
  • veterinary nursing
  • animal industries

Facilities & Opportunities

  • brand new purpose built animal care centre
  • tropical and arid reptiles, invertebrates, amphibians, exotic mammals and outdoor animals including llamas
  • laboratory
  • outdoor animal areas
  • commercial dog grooming parlour with paying customers
  • commercial dairy and sheep farm
  • veterinary nursing suite with operating theatre and consulting room
  • equine centre and stables

Your Future

You could work with animals in kennels, catteries and rescue centres, at veterinary surgeries and pet shops, in wildlife parks or with regulatory research and conservation organisations in the UK or overseas.

What will I be doing?

Animal management roles can involve the care and upkeep of different species of animals. You would be responsible for duties such as cleaning, feeding and the general welfare of the animals.

What skills will I need?

Observation, communication, good practical skills, patience and resilience, the ability to problem solve, a love of animals and good customer service skills.