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The animal care industry is worth around £1 billion to the UK’s economy

The ability to care for animals is a skill required in a wide range of organisations and nationally recognised qualifications are now required by the majority of employers.

Studying Animal Care at SRUC can lead to a wide variety of roles such as:

  • animal welfare societies
  • zoos
  • wildlife parks and sanctuaries
  • city farms
  • boarding kennels and catteries
  • veterinary practices
  • grooming salons
  • pet superstores.

Graduates have also gone on to become dog handlers for the police, prison service and armed forces while some entrepreneurs have opened their own businesses.

All of our courses have a clear progression route, enabling you to gain further qualifications after completing your course to help improve your career prospects.

 

Introducing the animals at SRUC Aberdeen campus

October 4th is World Animal Day. Last year, we celebrated animals big and small, furry or scaly by asking some of our Animal Care students at SRUC Aberdeen to introduce their favourite animals on campus.

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