Rewarding, enjoyable, doing something that makes a difference – a career in animal care is easily attractive, but...
how do you get a job in animal care?

Get a Career in Animal Care

A career working with dogs, cats, horses and other animals can feel much more like a vocation than a job and for many roles a formal qualification is advantageous but not necessarily a requirement. Qualification levels will depend on the role.

Animal Care Assistant

An animal care assistant would spend time taking day-to-day care of animals and be responsible for feeding, grooming, exercising and first-aid. There are certain parts of the role which are more challenging and can be physically demanding but the rewards of knowing that you are taking good care and maintaining the well-being of animals should outweigh the negative points. The hours can be unsociable and it can sometimes be a distressing job...

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Animal Collection Officer

For organisations such as the RSPCA, an ‘animal collection officer’ will take an animal from a dangerous situation, so it is vital that you can deal with different animals and the different situations they may face, and to be able to transport them safely...

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NCFE Diploma in Animal Care Double Award

Veterinary Surgeon

A role that can vary dramatically; you’d be responsible for the health of farm animals, household pets, as well as wild and captive animals. A veterinary surgeon must be able to offer treatments to cure illnesses and prevent potential problems. This is a highly specialised profession and requires a Vetinary degree qualification.

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