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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 in institutions 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.

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Take a look around the SRUC Virtual Experience for lots of great student videos and examples of what it’s like to study our courses, along with campus and facility tours.

Introducing the animals at SRUC Aberdeen campus

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