East Anglia: Animal centre due to open at Easton and Otley College

TV vet Steve Leonard

TV vet Steve Leonard - Credit: Archant

A new £1.5million animal studies centre opens tomorrow at Easton and Otley College.

A reptile housed in the animal studies centre

A reptile housed in the animal studies centre - Credit: Archant

The facility, based at Easton, near Norwich, is part of an ongoing expansion of the campus. The opening will be performed by TV vet Steve Leonard of Vets in Practice, Animal Kingdom and The Hottest Place on Earth.

Principal David Lawrence, said: “This building will bring forth more opportunities for learners across the region. As a college we have invested heavily in our facilities over the years with the aim of giving our current and future students, the best chance possible of progressing into industry.”

“We want to make sure that every student who comes to us gets the skills they need to go on and get the career that they want. We also want to ensure that when they finish a course, they either educationally progress or go into employment with the skills that industry needs. By building these first class facilities we hope to be able to achieve these aims.”

“These facilities will help in our efforts to continue with our mission of providing top quality courses and facilities for people who lives in this county, region and beyond.”

Guest speaker Steve Leonard said: “I’m delighted to be attending the opening of a new animal studies centre at the Easton campus of Easton and Otley College. I wholeheartedly support the college’s efforts in providing first class training facilities to students of all ages in this region.

“A career working in this wonderful industry can be tremendously fulfilling. Every day is different and it can allow you to travel the world and learn something new every day. I’m very much looking forward to this occasion where I will get the chance to share my experiences with students and staff, on what I’m sure will be a great day for the college.”

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