About us

The College of Animal Welfare

‘Contributing to animal welfare through education and training’

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Students at The College of Animal Welfare at break timeThe College of Animal Welfare was established in 1989 by one of the UK’s leading animal welfare charities, Wood Green Animal Shelters in Cambridgeshire. The vision was to use education to help tackle animal welfare issues and the problem of unwanted and abandoned animals.

In 1996, the College, became an independently managed, not-for-profit, organisation in its own right and changed its name to The College of Animal Welfare. We strongly believe that education and training is the key to raising standards of animal welfare. Today, the College has centres in:

  • Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
  • Tingley, West Yorkshire (inside Campus Vets and Pets)
  • Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
  • Edinburgh, Scotland

The College of Animal Welfare Students in computer room


Our education and training facility at Campus Vets and Pets provides training to those working in, or looking to work in, the veterinary and animal care industry, and provides the following qualifications/courses:

School of Veterinary Studies

School of Animal and Environmental Studies

School of Business and Management

School of Maths and English

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Short Courses

The College of Animal Welfare Students in a classroom