Staff profile

Darren  Veitch

Darren Veitch


Associate Lecturer in Animal Science. Also, Module Leader for Foundation Year biology, Admissions Tutor for all UG & PG animal courses, lead lecturer of fish and reptile husbandry, Clinic Administrator for WUC’s Pet Behaviour Academy and Hedgehog Friendly Campus campaign project leader.


I graduated from Writtle University College in 2020 with a first-class degree in Animal Management and continued my career as a field ecologist for the following 18 months working with UK and European protected species on the biggest development project in Europe – HS2. I’m now an Associate Lecturer at WUC undertaking several roles. Before starting my degree, I was the managing director of a commercial 8.6-acre fishery and also have experience in UK wildlife rescue and rehabilitation at South Essex Wildlife Hospital. While undertaking my current teaching role, I’m also a volunteer warden managing Crowsheath Wood, Billericay for Essex Wildlife Trust.


BSc (Hons) Animal Management (Writtle University College)

Professional Institution Memberships:

• British Society of Animal Science (BSAS)
• Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW)

Subject Areas

Ecology (UK and European protected species)


Utilisation of perennial boundary features by passerine birds in a biodynamic farm and conventional farm in south-east Essex during summer and autumn: A comparative study