About Animal Welfare

Animal care can be hugely rewarding covering a large expanse of careers from zoo keeping, pet grooming and cattery management to farming, veterinary medicine, equine dentistry, guide dog training and much more.

Newmarket, Suffolk is often referred to as the headquarters of British horseracing and is home to the largest cluster of training yards in the country including the British Racing School.

East Anglia also provides great training for those looking to start their career with animals with courses at Easton College,  Suffolk Rural (formerly Otley College), East Coast College,  College of West Anglia and West Suffolk College.

To have a successful career in this sector you will obviously need a love of animals and have a very caring and sympathetic nature. You will also need to be dedicated and prepared to work long unsociable hours, after all animals need feeding and looking after at weekends, in the evenings and on bank holidays as well as during the normal working week. However job satisfaction is high and can make all of the hard work worthwhile.

A good way to start out in the animal care sector is by volunteering, this will provide you with valuable experience which you can include on your CV and will give you a good insight into the sector.

There are many different job roles with animals to consider, you will need to determine which ones are best suited to you and what qualifications you will require.

Take a look at video case studies below and follow the various links to see if there is something that interests you!

21 Job ideas in this area

4 Organisations in this area

View all Organisations in this area
Did You Know?
Suffolk has its own breed of horse: the Suffolk Punch.

35 Videos

Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA)
Visit Profile
Norfolk Skills & Careers Festival
Redwings Horse Sanctuary
Visit Profile
Volunteering at Redwings - a film by Hannah Howlett
British Racing School
Visit Profile
How Horseracing turned my life around
Back in the Saddle
Visit Profile
Horse massage instruction
View all Videos

6 Posts

Save Post
Canine Carer Apprentice - Camp Tails Doggy Day Care
Closing Date:
30th July 2024
Salary:
£9,984.00
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer description Camp Tails Doggy Daycare is a multi-award-winning dog daycare in Bury St Edmunds who strive to offer the best for our dogs. It is a luxury Unkennelled environment, resembling a playschool or nursery where dogs play freely together. A focus...
Read More
Save Post
Conservation Volunteering: July dates (Norfolk Environmental Action Team)
Closing Date:
31st July 2024
Location:
Norfolk
A programme of Conservation Volunteering to improve local green spaces – and your health. Join in whenever suits you throughout July.
Read More
Save Post
Conservation Volunteering: mid-end June (Norfolk Environmental Action Team)
This event has taken place
Closing Date:
28th June 2024
Location:
Norfolk
A programme of Conservation Volunteering to improve local green spaces – and your health. Join in whenever suits you. Norfolk Environmental Action Team.
Read More
Save Post
Senior Equine Groom Apprenticeship - Layham Hall
Closing Date:
8th August 2024
Salary:
£12,355
Location:
LAYHAM, Suffolk
Employer description Layham Hall was established in 2000. It is a world class dressage facility located in Suffolk, England, one hour from London by train and convenient to Stansted and London City Airport. Layham Hall is a continuation of the successful 30 ye...
Read More
Save Post
Volunteering at The Suffolk Punch Trust
Closing Date:
31st August 2024
We are always looking for volunteers to join us in all areas. If you would like more information please contact us on 01394 411327 or by email: info@suffolkpunchtrust.org.uk
Read More
Save Post
Do you know about Bird Abatement Falconry?
Bird Abatement Falconry is the ultimate deterrent, which is why nearly all deterrents are based on this predator in some way. Using trained birds of prey is a natural and non-lethal method of controlling bird populations. This method involves introducing a nat...
Read More
View all Posts
Home
Vacancies
My Page
Explore