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