NLBC Sector: Animal Care & Management

Sub-sectors: Dog grooming, veterinary nursing, zoos, aquariums, pet care.

Occupations: Animal nurse, veterinary nurse, animal technician, canine beautician, dog groomer, kennel assistant, kennel maid, bee farmer, cattery manager, veterinary practice, manager

The Association of Animal Osteopaths

If you are considering becoming an animal osteopath, this website will give you the information you need. In the UK, the title “osteopath” is protected by law and you must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council to practice osteopathy.

Animal Jobs Direct

Want to work with animals but don’t know which is the right animal care career for you?  Choosing a relevant animal care training course will give you the best chance to find a job working with animals. We have information

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT)

Animals, like people, respond to physiotherapy. The purpose of physiotherapy is to restore and maintain mobility, function, independence and performance. ACPAT members are fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapists (MCSPs) who have also trained in physiotherapy and rehabilitation for animals.


A sick and injured pet tugs at our heartstrings. Helping them back to health and seeing the happiness on their owner’s face is hugely satisfying. It’s about caring: seeing the real value of a loving relationship between pet and owner.

Scottish SPCA

Making a difference and helping save lives. Find out more about a career with the Scottish SPCA, Scotland’s charity of the year 2013. Working with Scotland’s animal welfare charity is rewarding and fulfilling.

Animal Care Apprenticeship (England)

The Diploma in Work-based Animal Care within the apprenticeship has a number of routes which apprentices choose depending on the sub-sector they are working in including zoo/wildlife establishments, dog grooming, pet care and retail, animal training and service dog handling.

Animal Care Apprenticeship (Wales)

The Animal Care Apprenticeship frameworks at Level 2 and Level 3 are designed with industry providing apprentices with the competences to carry out their job role and support future progression in the industry. The Diploma in Work-based Animal Care within

Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework Animal Care

This framework specifies the standards and the criteria for the delivery of a level 2 apprenticeship training provision to achieve qualified status within the animal care industry. Successful completion of the provision will lead to the award of a level

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