Why did you choose to come to Petroc?
I chose to come to Petroc because I lived nearby, it had the course I wanted to do and seemed like a friendly environment.
And what made you pick this particular course?
I chose to study Animal Care because I have always had an interest in animal welfare. Growing up with all kinds of animals, I knew I wanted a career caring for them and learning more about individual topics. The course sounded amazing and a great opportunity to achieve my dream job.
Which elements of your course do you particularly enjoy?
I particularly enjoyed duties and my work experience placement. This was the part of the course where you got hands on with the animals down at the centre, some of the animals were ones that I’d never seen before. My work experience placement was at The Big Sheep where I learnt more about farm animals and their needs.
What have been the highlights so far?
I would have to say that the highlights of the course were the trips that were on offer, we went to a number of zoos learning about enclosures, natural behaviours, welfare and breeding and conservation programmes. These trips gave us the opportunity to use the knowledge we had learnt in our assignments. The trips were enjoyable and very well organised.
What did you most enjoy about studying at Petroc?
I most enjoyed the college environment, friendly teaching staff, the course, and making new friends.
What’s the long-term plan?
I hope to always have a future with animals. It would be my dream to do some kind of conservation work abroad, as my way to give back and care for our planet whilst going on an adventure.
Any advice for someone thinking of choosing the same course as you?
I would recommend the course to anyone with the desire to work with animals. This course is a great starting point and can get you into university to further your career in the animal industry.
Level 3 Animal Care and Management
Growing up with all kinds of animals I knew I wanted a career caring for them and learning more about individual topics.