Scientists in the centre's state of the art laboratories and animal facilities focus on the nutritional and behavioural needs of pets and their benefits to humans. This knowledge is applied to develop innovative products which meet these needs in a practical way. In collaboration with the world’s foremost scientific institutes, WALTHAM has pioneered many important breakthroughs in the field and uses this knowledge through Mars Petcare brands to make A Better World for Pets™

Careers at WALTHAM

We can offer Associate positions (such as research scientist and unit specialist roles), undergraduate student placements (summer and industrial placements) and apprenticeships.

WALTHAM Foundation

This non-charitable organisation is dedicated to expanding the frontiers of humane scientific research into the nutrition and healthy longevity of companion animals around the world.


We have produced materials to support professionals working in pet nutrition, health, human animal interaction (HAI) and wellbeing.