Agricultural consultants provide business, technical and scientific advice and assessment services to farmers and the public sector.
Job profile of an agricultural consultant from the Target Jobs website
Animal nutritionists advise on the dietary requirements of animals.
Job profile of an animal nutritionist from the Prospects website
Animal technicians care for animals in laboratories/research facilities.
Job profile of an animal technician from the Prospects website
Job profile of an animal technician from the National Careers Service website
Assistance Dog Trainers
Assistance dog trainers instruct dogs on how to carry out tasks and alerts that will help people with a disability such as visual impairment, hearing difficulties or being susceptible to seizures.
Job profile of an assistance dog trainer from the National Careers Service website
Fish farmers breed and grow fish (and shellfish) for the food industry.
Job profile of a fish farmer from the National Careers Service website
Science writers compose print and online scientific articles, papers, company reports, journals and press releases for business, professional, technical and specialist publications.
Job profile of a science writer from the Prospects website
Farm managers are responsible for managing all of the activities of a farm, from overseeing animal/crop production to looking after the finances and staff.
Job profile of a farm manager from the Prospects website
Animal Care Worker
Animal care workers ensure the welfare of animals in kennels, catteries and wildlife sanctuaries by feeding them, cleaning their enclosures, grooming and exercising them as well as checking for signs of illness/injury.
Job profile of animal care worker from the National Careers Service website
Countryside rangers supervise and protect wild areas and allow public entry to wild landscapes and animal habitats.
Job profile of countryside ranger from the National Careers Service website
Dog handlers prevent and detect crime by working with trained dogs.
Job profile of a dog handler from the National Careers Service website
Equine dentists specialise in the health, growth, maintenance and correction of horses’ teeth.
The British Association of Equine Dental Technicians
Ecologists study ecosystems and conduct field surveys, undertake environmental impact assessments and advise on habitat management.
Job profile of an ecologist from the Prospects website
Environmental consultants advise organisations on a range of environmental issues so that they can comply with the law and reduce any effects their operations may have on the environment.
Job profile of an environmental consultant from the Prospects website
Environmental Education Officer
Environmental education officers raise awareness of conservation and sustainability through giving talks, teaching programmes to schools, families or community groups, leading guided walks, collating scientific data, recruiting volunteers, generating fundraising activities, and also organising promotion through leaflets, newsletters and websites.
Job profile of an environmental education officer from the Prospects website
Farriers look after horses' feet and the maintenance of horseshoes.
Job profile of a farrier from the National Careers Service website
Fields Trials Officer
Field trials officers prepare and monitor research trials through on-site and/or laboratory experiments on animals or plants.
Job profile of a field trials officer from the Prospects website
Further/Higher Education Lecturer
Further education lecturers mainly teach at sixth form and adult education colleges. Higher education lecturers primarily teach undergraduate and postgraduate university students.
Job profile of a further education teacher from the Prospects website
Job profile of a higher education lecturer from the Prospects website
Horse grooms are responsible for the needs, welfare and condition of horses.
Job profile of a horse groom from the National Careers Service website
Horse Riding Instructor
Horse riding instructors train others to ride horses.
Job profile of a horse riding instructor from the National Careers Service website
Nature Conservation Officer
Nature conservation officers oversee the protection and maintenance of local grasslands, woods, moors, mountains and marine habitats.
Job profile of nature conservation officer from the Prospects website
Job profile of a countryside officer from the National Careers Service website
Ornithologists study all aspects of birds, namley the ecology and conservation of their habitats, behaviour and also classification. See job profile from the National Careers Website
Pet Behaviour Counsellor
Pet behaviour counsellors advise and offer solutions to pet owners on how to cope and compensate for destructive behavioural problems in animals, such as excessive barking, aggression towards others or phobias.
Job profile of a pet behaviour counsellor from the National Careers Service website
Riding Holiday Centre Manager
Riding holiday centre managers are in charge of most aspects of the centre, from its activities to the staff and customers, and also its on-going development as a business.
Job profile of a riding holiday centre manager from the National Careers Service website
Riding Holiday Leader
Riding holiday leaders guide and supervise treks on horseback.
Job profile of a riding holiday leader from the National Careers Service website
RSPCA inspectors respond to concerns of cruelty against animals that often involves rescue, medical treatment, advising owners on proper care or perhaps issuing warnings/prosecuting people.
Job profile of a RSPCA inspector from the National Careers Service website
Information on becoming an RSPCA inspector from the RSPCA website
Marine scientists study different aspects of the ocean including marine life and environmental issues.
Job profile of a marine scientist from the Prospects website
Toxicologists measure the effect that toxic substances have on animals, plants or ecosystems, and how harmful chemicals, biological agents and drug overdose may impact humans.
Job profile of a toxicologist from the Prospects website
Veterinary nurses provide nursing support for veterinary surgeons when caring for sick or injured animals.
Job profile of a veterinary nurse from the National Careers Service website
Veterinary surgeons provide medical treatment for animals. There are a limited number of places on veterinary degrees for people who have already completed degrees in other subjects. Check entry requirements and funding arrangements carefully.
Veterinary surgeon career information from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
Job profile of a veterinary surgeon from the Prospects website
Veterinary physiotherapists are responsible for treating pets, working animals, farm and/or zoo animals with injuries, pain or movement problems by planning exercise programmes and using massage and therapy techniques.
Job profile of veterinary physiotherapists from the National Careers Service website
Zookeepers care for animals in captivity.
Job profile of a zookeeper from the National Careers Service website
Zoologists are responsible for studying, researching and educating others on animals.
Job profile of a zoologist from the National Careers Service website
- Kennel Club
- Pet Industry Foundation - includes a "find-it" directory of professional pet care and other related services.
- Institute of Animal Technology
- Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy
- Society for Companion Animal Studies
Working in zoos
- The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA)
- Association of British Wild Animal Keepers
- The Aspinall Foundation - Conservation charity with two wild animal parks in Kent (Howletts and Port Lympne)
- Wildwood Trust - Wildlife park between Canterbury and Herne Bay.
- Monkey World
- Zoological Society of London - includes London Zoo and Whipsnade Safari Park.
- Chester Zoo
- Colchester Zoo
- Longleat Safari Park
- Woburn Safari Park
- British Horse Society
- Equine Staff - Equine recruitment specialists
- Equine Careers
- Horsemart.co.uk - UK equine job website
- Yard and Groom - International equine job website
- Equine World - Horse care website
- Equestrian Directory
- Equiworld.net - Information on equine care.
- The British Horseracing Authority - Includes a guide to careers in the British racing industry and details of their Graduate Development Programme
- British Racing School
- National Trainer's Federation
- The Jockey Club
- The Racecourse Association - A list of UK racecourses
- Northern Racing College
- Racing Post
- Weatherbys - Maintains the thoroughbred register and provides central administration to British horse racing as well as financial services.
Bloodstock agents, auctions/sales, stud farms, training and breeding
- Federation of Bloodstock Agents
- Evelyn Partners - Bloodstock and equine services division
- Shadwell Stud Ltd -Global racing and breeding organisation that includes an estate in Norfolk.
- Bloodstock agents/auctioneers
- Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
- The British Small Animal Veterinary Association
- British Veterinary Association (BVA)
- British Equine Veterinary Association
- Vet Times Jobs