Our Animal Facilities

At Hartpury, our facilities are prioritised to enhance the student experience and are used for behavioural observations and research.

We are continually developing our animal facilities, including our ever-expanding animal collection where you'll get invaluable hands-on experience with 70 different types of species, and our designated animal science laboratories.

These species provide opportunities for our students to gain handling experience as well as to learn more about animal husbandry and management, including nutrition and enrichment to improve welfare.

Explore our Animal Collection and specialist equipment

student working with a lizard

We have a commercial canine hydrotherapy centre on-site - The Cotswold Dog Spa. Owned and run by a Hartpury graduate, many of the current staff also studied at Hartpury. 

The Cotswold Dog Spa provides students with opportunities for work experience and helps bring their learning to life. Students are able to see the work of the spa and come in contact with dogs undergoing rehabilitation, as well as experiencing a working business on site. 

Visit Cotswold Dog Spa