Would you love to care for wildlife?
What does being a wildlife assistant mean?
Where could I work?
The RSPCA is one of the biggest employers of wildlife assistants and it has four wildlife centres (Norfolk, East Sussex, Cheshire and Somerset) which admit over 16,000 wild animals each year! That’s a lot of wildlife!
Our wildlife centres are equipped with veterinary surgeries, isolation cubicles, orphan wards and a variety of paddocks, pools, pens and aviaries to accommodate the many species of wild animal that come into their care.
What qualifications do I need?
The most important thing you need is a love of animals! But, studying a biology-related subject at school will help and lots of colleges offer animal care courses. Some may even have wildlife rehabilitation as part of the course.