Animal Care does what it says on the tin – it’s the care of animals, large and small. Whether the animals you look after are exotic creatures in a zoo, working on a farm or being pampered by loving owners at home, opportunities within this sector are massively varied. Animal Care roles are available in a wide range of locations all over the country, and even overseas too! This industry isn’t just limited to vets and zookeepers, with roles extending to the more behind the scenes positions, such as those concerned with the operations of animal sanctuaries or charities. So, if you love animals and want to work alongside them, check out roles within Animal Care below!
Agricultural contractors provide specialised, seasonal or temporary services to farmers.
Agricultural inspectors make sure animal welfare and environmental standards are followed in farms and dairies.
Animal care workers look after animals in kennels, rescue centres and sanctuaries.
Animal technicians look after animals in research laboratories.
Assistance dog trainers and instructors train dogs that help people to maintain their independence.
Beekeepers manage colonies of honeybees kept in hives to produce honey, beeswax and royal jelly.
Biologists study living things, like animals and plants.
Countryside rangers look after green spaces, woodlands and animal habitats that allow entry to the public.
Dog groomers keep dogs' coats in good condition, and give their owners advice on coat care, grooming and diet.
Dog handlers work with specially trained dogs to help detect and prevent crime, find lost or missing people and protect property.
Ecologists study the relationship between plants, animals and the environment.
Farm workers raise livestock and plant and harvest crops, using agricultural machinery.
Farmers and farm managers grow crops and raise livestock for food production.
Farriers make and fit horseshoes, and care for horses' hooves.
Fish farmers work in small teams to breed and rear fish and shellfish, and harvest them for market.
Deckhands clear the decks, prepare and maintain equipment and handle the catch on offshore fishing vessels.
Gamekeepers manage countryside areas used for shooting and fishing.
Horse grooms are responsible for the care and welfare of horses, and maintain stables and riding equipment.
Horse riding instructors teach people of different ages, riding ability and experience how to ride.
Kennel workers care for dogs and cats in kennels or catteries.
Ornithologists study the behaviour, ecology, classification and conservation of birds and their habitats.
Pet shop assistants serve customers and look after animals in pet shops.
Racehorse trainers run stables, manage staff, look after horses' training and welfare, and prepare them for races.
Riding centre managers plan and run the centre's activities, manage staff and develop the business.
Riding holiday leaders take individuals and groups out on treks.
RSPCA inspectors investigate complaints about animal cruelty, rescue animals and give advice to animal owners.
Vets diagnose and treat sick or injured animals.
Veterinary nurses support vets by caring for sick and injured animals.
Veterinary physiotherapists work with injured animals, or animals with movement problems, to help reduce pain and improve their health.
Zookeepers look after animals in zoos, safari parks and aquariums.
Zoologists study animals and their behaviour.
We are looking to recruit proactive, adaptable people to work within our Luxury dog spa and resort.
Racing Yard based GL54 specialising in pre-training, breaking and rehabilitation
The small but very professional team at Danesmoor Eventing are looking for a level 2 or 3 equine groom apprentice that’s a real team player and hungry to learn and seize opportunities! Full description below:
Katie Jerram-Hunnable is based at Collins Farm CM6, an accredited yard under the BHS and BSPS and has lovely facilities.
Immediate Apprenticeship Position Available!Moorvy Stud is offering a wonderful opportunity to kick start your career in the Equine sector and the world of Showjumping with Apprenticeship Level 2 Non-riddenAn established International and National reputation in showjumping and breed showjumpers. We are offering the successful candidate an opportunity to travel and learn invaluable skills and experience in this area of horse care.
Do you want to learn more about working with horses and develop your horse care knowledge and skills? Do you enjoy working with people and interacting with others? Want to work in a stunning part of the Country?
Crabbick Farm is a busy livery yard with 25 stables, located on the edge of Denmead, Hampshire. Now looking to recruit a dedicated equine apprentice, with experience, either Level 2 or Level 3.
Apprentice required for an immediate start at a friendly successful 30 horse racing stables in the Cotswolds. Experience preferred but if a confident and strong rider you will be considered. GL560SZ
As a child, the Stewartry Pony Club was his starting point. He was on the winning area show jumping team riding Maria Magenta.He continued his passion studying Equine Science at Hartpury University in Gloucestershire. Returning to Central Scotland, running a private yard producing WHPs and Young Horses. Here he sat Riding and Coaching exams.
We are looking to take on an apprentice dog groom to also support in the home boarding. A fabulous opportunity for someone looking to start a career working with dogs!
Home of Double Olympian 5* International event rider Mike Winter and International GBR 5* rider Emma Winter. Based GL54 4NG
***World Class International Dressage Yard***Incredible opportunity for a Level 2 or 3 apprentice to work for two international dressage riders, Gareth & Rebecca Hughes on their home yard based in Warwickshire. For an MayJune Start. Full details of job description below.
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