Animal Care - Writtle University College

Animal Care

Animal Care

The animal courses at Writtle University College (WUC) provide students with all of the relevant practical skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career within a variety of animal-related industries.

On campus, we have a wide range of animals that you will have access to during your studies. This strong level of practical experience enables you to become fully prepared for 'real-life' situations when entering the world of work.

Species located on campus include: reptiles, companions, birds, yard animals, aquatic and even exotic! The Titchmarsh Centre for Animal Studies also has a Dog Grooming Parlour and Dog Training Arena, and a purpose-built veterinary suite.

Did you know?

  • WUC has more than 250 farm livestock on site, over 50 horses and over 500 small animals!
  • The Animal Studies centre includes its own aquatic, reptile and companion animal rooms
  • WUC's animal range is constantly growing and evolving
  • The Dog Grooming unit is equipped with the latest resources and is used by all types of dog
  • Industry-standard equipment is used as part of WUC animal courses

After completing the course, you can expect to progress on to an animal-related degree with us at the University College. Alternatively, you can find employment within a variety of animal-orientated organisations including zoos, kennels and catteries, animal charities, veterinary practices, grooming parlours, and retail outlets (to name but a few).

At WUC, we attract a wide range of people on to our animal care college courses, including school leavers, as well as mature learners looking to study full-time or part-time.

Bonus fact!

Throughout your course, you will continue to develop your Maths and English skills. This will develop your employability!

Join in the discussion!

WUC's Farm discussion group on Facebook is open to all past and present Writtle University College Agriculture and Animal students. Click here to join in the discussion.