Animal care, equine, and veterinary nursing

Discover a range of animal, equine, and veterinary nursing courses at Northumberland College, designed to cultivate new skills, prepare you for employment, or advance to university. Benefit from exceptional student support, industry-leading lecturers, and outstanding facilities.

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State-of-the-art facilities

Our animal, equine, and veterinary nursing courses are taught at our Kirkley Hall campus, which boasts:

  • An Equestrian Centre with spacious indoor and outdoor arenas, a weighbridge, a solarium, and advanced performance monitoring equipment
  • An commercial zoo featuring over 200 different species, including lemurs, alpacas, armadillos, and monkeys
  • A fully-equipped dog grooming studio, mirroring professional setups, to provide hands-on experience
  • X-ray rooms, an operating theatre, laboratories, consultation rooms and scrub sinks, as well as canine and animal housing
  • Animal models and an advanced mechanical horse
  • A working farm


These facilities are designed to provide an industry-setting learning experience, to prepare your for your future career.

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An equine student riding a horse at Northumberland College

pass rate in Equine Management

An aerial shot of Kirkley Hall campus at Northumberland College


Top performing land-based college in the North East for student achievement*

*NARTS, 16-18 students, 2024