Animal Care

Animal Care

About Animal Care

The UK is well known for being a nation of animal lovers with 59% of households owning a pet. It’s therefore not surprising that the animal care industry is one that is growing year after year. Therefore, for those that have a passion for animals, there are lots of opportunities to develop a fulfilling and successful career doing something they love. 

From dog grooming and veterinary care, right through to zoology and conservation work, there is a wide range of disciplines to consider. Whether you want to work hands-on with animals each day or take on more of a leadership or research type role, this industry provides careers for all levels and abilities.

Related industries you may also be interested in

Land-based

Skills required

  • Love of animals
  • Patience
  • Understanding of animal biology and behaviours

Example career options

  • Veterinary nurse
  • Zoologist
  • Dog groomer
  • Pet shop manager

What our students say

“One of the best things about college is that you get to meet like-minded people - everyone studying on your course is interested in the same sort of stuff and often have similar motivations.”

Photo of Emily Put
Emily Puk Level 3 Countryside Management Former student at Wingfield Academy