To follow a career in Animal Care, our courses will help you develop skills and knowledge in a range of associated subjects such as Animal Health & Welfare, Training, Breeding, Nutrition, Grooming and Business Management.

The college works in partnership with a group of affiliated veterinary practices to deliver the Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, which is approved by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

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Veterinary Nurses

Average salary: £21,968
Experienced salary: £28,024

Animal Care Services Occupations

Average salary: £18,058
Experienced salary: £22,943

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  • Veterinary Nurses
    What does this career do?

    Veterinary nurses provide assistance to veterinarians in the treatment and care of sick or injured animals.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,968 per year. That is about £1,830 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,194 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £28,024 per year.

  • Animal Care Services Occupations
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group care for animals held in kennels, stables, zoos and similar establishments, provide specialised training, grooming, clipping and trimming services for animals, and searches for and captures stray or nuisance dogs in public areas and perform a variety of animal care tasks not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 613: Animal Care and Control Services.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £18,058 per year. That is about £1,504 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £11,407 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £22,943 per year.

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