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Animal Management

Providing a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of animal care, students will benefit from a mix of theory combined with a large degree of practical work at our custom-built animal management unit.

You will learn about the structure and function of the animal body, animal welfare, animal health and nursing. Throughout the courses, you will be required to complete work experience to develop your practical skills, both on the animal unit and externally.

Undertaking practical duties as part of their course, students benefit from a wide range of experiences and opportunities to work with both exotic and domestic animal species. Students are involved in all aspects of husbandry and management from planning animal collections, designing and maintaining enclosures to day-to-day animal care within an animal collection set up as a commercial enterprise. Students benefit from using the most up-to-date equipment in the aquaria, pet trade and zoological fields.

The animal management industry across the UK employs 78,000 people and contributes £1 billion to the British economy. Students studying Animal Management have the opportunity to progress through different levels up to Higher Education or into employment.

Partnerships for Area

The Pet Charity, Pet Industry Federation and Centre of Applied Pet Ethology.

Careers

  • Animal Boarding Assistant
  • Pet Shop Assistant
  • Animal Trainer
  • Animal Behaviourist
  • Animal Management Instructor
  • Animal Welfare Inspector
  • RSPCA Inspector
  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Animal Conservationist
  • Animal Keeper

 

Jenny Price

Programme Leader, BSc (Hons)/FdSc Landscape & Countryside Management

Jenny has a strong professional background in nature conservation and habitat management with experience of managing SSSI woodlands, heathlands and grasslands previously working for a variety of third-sector and public-sector organisations. 

She has also worked on a range of community projects including wildlife gardens and a community allotment, and has supported many volunteer groups as well as organising and assisting with a variety of informal education walks, talks and events.  Jenny is particularly interested in habitat management and habitat restoration, from local to landscape level.  She has worked on both heathland and chalk grassland restoration projects in the proposed World-Heritage Site of Darwin’s Landscape Laboratory.  

Outside of college, Jenny continues to work as both a freelance ecologist and with other local organisations as an activity ranger/education tutor as well as volunteering for local conservation organisations.
Qualifications:  
Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Canterbury Christchurch University),
BSc (Hons) Biology with European Studies (Sussex University), 
MSc Biodiversity and Conservation (University of Roehampton).  

Industry Qualifications: NPTC Chainsaw Use & Maintenance (CS30), NPTC Felling of Small Trees (CS31), NPTC Using Pesticides Safely (PA1/PA6), NPTC Off-Road Driving, NPTC Safe Use of Brushcutters, LANTRA Basic Tree Inspection, Outdoor First Aid.  

Subject Specialisms:  
Habitat and Conservation Management
Rural Land Use
Estate Skills
Environmental Education

Publications & Research:  
John J & Price J. 2014. Heathland Restoration at Keston and Hayes Commons: Part of Darwin’s landscape laboratory.  Transactions of the Kent Field Club 19: Kent’s heathlands pp75-99.

Bromley Biodiversity Plan 2015 – 2020, London Borough of Bromley.  Accessible on: https://www.bromley.gov.uk/downloads/download/667/bromley_biodiversity_plan
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Eleanor Denniss

"There is no better group of lecturers to have behind you to succeed than those at Hadlow.” 

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management, BSc(Hons) in Animal Conservation & Biodiversity
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Amy Shirley

A highlight of my career so far has been being nominated for Lecturer of the year for three years running.

Extended Diploma in Animal Management and BSc Animal Conservation and Biodiversity
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Clare Beadle

“There are many different exotics we get in – we’ve seen flamingos, snow leopards. We do get a varied amount of animals that come through.”

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Chloe Brooker

A great memory was meeting a great group of people, not just students but lecturers and being able to extend my knowledge in the animal sector.

BSc Animal Management
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Matt Town

The emphasis on practical skills and industry experience creates many opportunities to build networks and equips students with the essential skills employers seek.

BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation & Biodiversity
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Georgia Child

I would highly recommend studying for a degree at Hadlow. I know it sounds like a cliché, but choosing to study at Hadlow was honestly the best decision I have ...

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Matt O'Leary

Hadlow offered me the opportunity to gain practical experience with companion, exotic and farm animals. It taught me the fundamentals of animal care and the confidence to excel.

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