Subject Information

There are over 100,000 jobs in the UK involving the handling and supervision of small domestic animals, horses, exotic species and farm or zoo animals.

Our own Equine Centre, farm animals, and a large collection of domestic and exotic animals help provide a real hands-on experience for all our courses. We have established an extensive work placement network within the industry. If you have a genuine interest for the care and welfare of animals then we have a course for you.

The Animal Management Centre provides a state-of-the-art setting for studying animal welfare, with large theory and practical rooms and housing for an extensive animal collection. Our students also have access to our award winning Rodway Farm and Equestrian Centre to further enhance their experience.

More about our Facilities

Follow the links below to find more information on our excellent facilities and what it is like to study a land-based subject at Bridgwater & Taunton College.

What our students say

Animal Care & Management, Vet Nursing, Dog Grooming Student Jacob Heaton

Jacob Heaton

The practical sessions are the highlights of my week, as I get to interact with and look after, many species of animal. The practical sessions also helped me when it came to assignment work, because it gave me an understanding on a variety of subjects, like animal husbandry and the feeding of animals. The staff have been encouraging, and have helped me to get the best grades that I can. A proud moment was achieving an award for my efforts, presented to me by the Principal.”

Former student of Preston School in Yeovil hopes to go on to work in a zoo or in animal conservation on completion of his course.

Animal Care & Management, Vet Nursing, Dog Grooming Student Eve Sanders

Eve Sanders

For my course I needed to do work experience, I organised a solo trip to South Africa to work with primates and their conservation at a rehabilitation centre near the Kruger National Park. Being based at one of the smaller College centres, everyone knew each other, making it a fun and supportive environment to study in.”

Formerly home educated and from Totnes, Eve is going to Plymouth University to study for a BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology and Oceanography.