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Department News

Students Treated to Dog Agility Show

October 05, 2017

Students from the Animal Studies department at Lancaster & Morecambe College (LMC) have been treated

Animal Studies Department Trips

August 14, 2017

Students in the Animal Studies department have been treated to trips to some of the local businesses

Animal Studies visits Treetops

May 17, 2017

Our Treetops Nursery was recently treated to a visit from the LMC Animal Studies department

Animal Studies Students Host Handling Event

February 21, 2017

A group of our Animal Care Level 1 students have hosted an animal handling event.

Student Profiles

Drew Farr

November 29, 2016

Courses taken at college: Animal Studies Level 2 & Animal Management Level 3 School attended:Moreca

Ashley James Parsons

November 29, 2016

Courses taken at college:National Diploma in Animal Management, National Diploma in Business and Ent


Animal StudiesAnimal Studies at LMC

Our department offers an introduction to the animal care industry and the types of careers available. The courses we offer will provide you with the knowledge required to work with animals, allow progression and the chance to enhance the skills required for FE, HE and employment. All courses include work related experience to enhance your employability skills; the College also provides a range of animal based facilities that you can access during your course. These include a dedicated mammal workshop, exotic animal workshop/classroom, science laboratory, aquatics facilities and newly developed grooming parlour and outdoor area.

Victoria Bond, Head of Animal Studies

Our students have the chance to work with over 200 animals housed within the LMC collection!

Where does it lead?

Students have gone on to Lincoln University, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Cumbria, University of Stirling and Myerscough College. Subjects studied include Animal Conservation Science, Veterinary Science, Veterinary Nursing, Animal Welfare and Behaviour, Zoology, Animal Biology and Equine Science. Students have gone on to work as veterinary nurses, zoologists, wildlife rangers, dog groomers, wildlife biologists, pet shop assistants, stable hands, dog handlers. kennel managers and zookeepers. Employers include Wainwright’s Shelter, Vale of Lune Kennels, Little Beasties Pet Shop and South Lakes Wild Animal Park.

“My experience at College was definitely a positive one and made me realise I made the best decision in coming here! The students are really friendly and I’ve made some great friends. The tutors are super helpful, easy to approach and will support you with any troubles you have. The Hex and College computers are really beneficial to get work done.”

Lauren Spittle, Animal Studies


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