What's it all about?

If you have a passion for animals and their welfare, a varied and exciting career within the animal management sector could be super rewarding! You can make a real difference to the lives of animals including pets, working animals, livestock and wildlife.

Who is it for?

You will need to have empathy and excellent communication skills. You also need to have good time management skills and observation skills, be highly adaptable and able to work well in a team.

Who we work with

We work with the following employers to help you gain real work skills: Falconry Days, LK9, K9 Camp and Tail Wags Limited, Edinburgh Zoo, Great North Museum.


pass rate on our agriculture, horticulture and animal care courses

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for agriculture students including:

  • Zoological Gardens with over 200 species of animals

  • Two working farms - Kirkley Hall in Ponteland, and Carlcroft in the Cheviot Hills

  • Dog grooming parlour and kennels

  • Laboratories for animal dissection

  • Access to online recourses including ZIMS and Vet Logic systems

Expert & friendly support