Our Animal Facilities

At Hartpury, we are fast establishing ourselves as a globally-recognised centre for animal science, behaviour and welfare.

We are continually developing our animal facilities, which are prioritised to enhance your student experience. They are used for behavioural observations and for impact-driven research, to help solve real-world issues. With new science and the latest technology, our animal laboratories and animal collection enable you to explore ground-breaking new methods to help us understand and research animals like never before.

Our ever-expanding animal collection allows you to get invaluable hands-on experience with 70 different types of species. With access to these species, you'll have opportunities 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 using a pipette in the animal lab at Hartpury

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 your learning to life. You 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

Take a virtual tour of our animal facilities

Our animal facilities are outstanding. There aren’t many other places that you’ll have access to over 70 domestic and non-domestic species as well as commercial animal businesses on campus.