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Jill Clark and Dean, together with their staff, have over 40 years experience working with animals

for the film, television, advertising and media industries. We supply, train and co-ordinate for any species

required and have the experience to ensure safe and reliable handling of animals, great and small.

1st Choice Animals strive for perfection and like to think that our reputation is second to none.

Based close to London, in Buckinghamshire, with offices in Lincoln, Yorkshire, France and South Africa

providing comprehensive service to the media industry. 

We are proud of the quality of service offered to clients from feature films to BBC drama productions, photographers to publishers, and TV soaps to TV advertising.

This broad scope of work, here in the UK and abroad over the years has given us expertise and an excellent animal welfare record, which has helped establish 1st Choice Animals as a first class source for animals and advice about working with animals.

All staff are highly qualified professionals working with animals in Audio Visual. Jill is an A1 Assessor for Animal Care and runs training courses at her premises. All staff hold the relevant Animal Transport certificates and qualifications.

Jill Clark
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London Olympics

Our animals behaving as they should do...

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Doc Martin

Our goat did, what he does best - butting... 

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Not Going Out

Remember the 'horny cow' in Driving Home for Christmas?

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War Horse

It was epic working with all on this movie

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Johnny English

Our animals always fall for the squeaky toy ruse...

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