Small Animal Care Centre

If you're thinking about studying animal care, there's no better place than at Houghall.

In 2016, our animal care facilities had a huge facelift when our brand-new facilities were built. This stunning, multi-million pound centre includes a new dog agility area, 22-bay dog kennels, a commercial dog grooming salon and new classrooms.

And that's not all either! We have outdoor housing for animals including our resident raccoons and ferrets, and multiple specialist rooms for our resident animals including an aquatics room, reptile room and small mammal room.

There’s also your very own dedicated kitchen to prep the meals for our special inhabitants; as some of them have very specific diets!

Featured Facilities

Construction Workshops

If you're coming to study carpentry and joinery or bricklaying at East Durham College, you'll be studying in our amazing construction workshops at our Peterlee campus.

Arboretum & Pinetum

The Arboretum at the Houghall Campus, on the outskirts of Durham City, houses a superb collection of shrubs and trees from around the world.

Dog Kennels & Agility/Walking Area

Not only have we got a commercial dog grooming salon at Houghall, we've also got kennels and dog agility areas for our pampered pooches!