At Moreton Morrell, we are passionate about animals - caring for them, studying them and enjoying them. On our 750 acres of Warwickshire
countryside we have stabling for over 100 horses and our Animal Welfare Centre has exotic animals including coatis, raccoon dogs, porcupines and our newly arrived meerkats. We also have a newly built Blue Cross Cattery.
We’re a community of staff and students studying further and higher education courses, united by our love of animals. If you or someone you know is looking to further their career by working with animals, we could help make that dream a reality.
Our Veterinary Nursing is highly respected across the sector and many of our graduates work in regional practices. Our BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing degree is the flagship course in this area. Because we’re an RCVS Approved Centre with over 80 training practices affiliated to us, you’ll have excellent opportunities for hands-on experience, on your course and when you graduate. If you prefer, you can choose to specialise with a BSc (Hons) Veterinary Physiotherapy or BSc (Hons) Animal Therapy and Rehabilitation.
Our further education courses
include Animal Care Level 1 and 2 and our Animal Management Level 3 Extended Diploma lets you choose between Companion Care, Farm Parks and Rescue or Zoological Science, Exotics and Conservation. Animal Management graduate Olivia Jew says: “The learning support is absolutely brilliant here and I plan to work for the RSPCA in future”.
Our reputation in Equine studies is excellent and our connections are second to none. Our Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation Centre was opened by Zara Phillips who called it ‘a fantastic centre’. And you can bring your horse!
Our Equine Academy gives you the chance to work with three elite professional coaches, Jeanette Brakewell, Daniel Greenwood and Gareth Hughes. They will develop your competitive riding while you study with us. Benefits also include DIY stabling, sport science support, therapy sessions for your horse and personalised academy kit.
Our degrees include BSc (Hons) Equine Science and BA (Hons) Equine Studies both of which have optional placement years in which to gain work experience. Horse Care City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma and Horse Management Level 3 Extended Diploma are available for further education students.
BA (Hons) Equine Studies graduate, Georgina Crossman, who now runs her own equine consultancy, says:
I was instantly intrigued by an opportunity to study my passion in life, little did I realise the impact it would have on my future. Thank you Moreton Morrell, I wouldn’t be where I am today without you.
Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation Centre
Opened in 2014, the centre is a highly professional environment for the treatment and rehabilitation of equine musculoskeletal injuries. The hydrotherapy spa is a unique innovation in the prevention and treatment of lower leg injuries, harnessing the natural properties of the sea to do so. Also unique is our water treadmill where horses can work in a straight natural outline without a rider at a controlled speed. Water training improves balance control and increases range of motion.
As you would expect, we have all the facilities of a working equine and animal welfare centre: BSJA standard show jumps, a British eventing cross country course, covered and outdoor manege and an indoor arena. Animal Welfare students learn using fully equipped science laboratories, and a dedicated Veterinary Nursing suite comprising an operating theatre, radiography room and hospital room.
Find out more and Apply Now
You can find out more at www.wcg.ac.uk and there is still time to apply to start this September. Or come along and see us: you can meet our friendly team - and our animals of course - and make sure that Moreton Morrell is the right choice for you.