A set of careers information sheets from Lantra featuring the wide variety of careers in the animal care industry.

The Animal care industry is worth £1 billion to the UK's economy. It has 13,000 businesses, 78,000 employees and lots of volunteers. When talking about the animal care industry, we are generally referring to; boarding kennels, catteries, pet breeders, training, grooming, animal welfare charities, zoos, wildlife parks, public services and performing animals in film and television.



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A career in veterinary nursing

Veterinary Nurses (VNs) and Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) work alongside Veterinary Surgeons within a veterinary surgery, animal hospital or animal welfare centre and are important members of the veterinary team.

A career in veterinary practice

Veterinary surgeons in general small animal practices work mainly with companion animals such as dogs, cats and other pets.