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A career in veterinary practice

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

Science, maths and technology: working with animals

A study of science, maths and technology equips students with a wide range of very valuable skills that employers in the land-based and environmental sector want. A career in the land-based sector will enable students to apply those skills to provide food as well as a beautiful and healthy environment for everyone...

A career in horse racing

This information sheet provides an overview to some of the wide range of jobs available working directly with horses. There are also many other jobs available in the industry including racing regulation and administration, racecourse and event management, media and communications and bookmaking and betting.

A career in farriery

A Registered Farrier is a very skilled person who is capable of making and fitting horse shoes to suit all types of feet and for all different purposes, including correcting defects.

A career in animal welfare

A career in animal welfare can be very rewarding with a variety of jobs open to those interested in the care and welfare of animals. Animal welfare includes animal welfare organisations and charities, rescue centres, inspectors and dog wardens.

A career in animal technology

Animal technology involves the husbandry, care and welfare of laboratory animals in scientific and bio-medical research and the carrying out of authorised procedures.
Animal research provides vital information to inform the development of new drugs and treatments for both humans and animals. The industry is...

A career in animal care

There are currently nearly 223,000 people working in animal care, spread throughout the UK. It is expected that by 2020 the industry will need a minimum of 90,000 new entrants.

A career in the poultry industry

Science, technology, engineering and maths occupations are widespread in the poultry industry -  productivity through science and technology is a key component of modern farming.

The poultry industry includes the production of both meat and eggs for the food chain. Poultry includes chickens, turkeys, ducks...

A career in agricultural livestock production

Science, technology, engineering and maths occupations are widespread in agriculture; productivity through science and technology is key in modern farming 

The livestock industry includes the farming of cattle for milk and beef, sheep and pigs for meat, poultry for meat and eggs, as well as other non-...

HEaTED professional development route map

This document represents a professional development route map which is aimed at individual technicians as well as organisations and describes how HEaTED can support both to ensure that technicians stay engaged and achieve professional recognition.


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