Animal and Zoo Management

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Animal Management

 

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With an international reputation for animal and zoo management studies, Sparsholt is the starting point for a career in this highly competitive marketplace. With our specialist facilities and an extensive range of animals in our Animal Management Centre including rare breeds, domestic, exotic and large farm animals, you will gain theoretical and practical experience relevant for most careers in animal care. We also have a reptile house with a variety of exotic invertebrates to add an additional dimension to your studies.

As one of the few colleges with a Zoo Licence our Animal Management Centre is open to the public and our students get to interact with visitors, providing information about animal care and sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm.

  • 500+ animals from over 100 species
  • Zoo licence
  • Members of British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquaria (BIAZA)
  • Grooming centre, kennelling and cattery
  • Professional Veterinary Nursing Training Centre
  • Landscaped animal housing areas (including red panda enclosure) and paddocks for larger species of hoof stock and birds
  • Specialist facilities for reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates
  • Access to 2,000 plus farm animals and aquatic species

You will have the opportunity to take part in animal health and husbandry duties as part of your course, providing you with additional hands on practical training and taking part in the day to day care of our valuable animal collection and getting involved in breeding programmes. You will also help to construct and maintain the animal enclosures – again an important aspect of your studies providing valuable skills for employment.

Sparsholt College also runs the Diploma in Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals (DMZAA) in partnership with the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) for people already working in the zoo community.
 

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Clothing and PPE

Students may wear any clothing for theory lessons, but special clothing must be work for practical sessions.

Please visit our Animal Management Clothing and PPE page for details.

 

 

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