This course is subject to validation. Throughout the course you will develop skills from a combination of academic study and clinical placement with an approved veterinary practice which much be achieved to allow for registration as a qualified Veterinary Nurse. You will learn the veterinary nursing competencies required to undertake practical patient care and theatre duties. Regular clinical skills labs will prepare you for practical clinical examinations. You will gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of veterinary nursing by studying a wide range of subjects incorporating anatomy, physiology, nursing skills, pharmacology, anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging, theatre and surgical practice and animal welfare and behaviour. Much of your third year will be spent on a placement in an approved veterinary practice. This course is highly competitive. Relevant veterinary work experience and a good personal statement are essential. We also recommend you attend an on-campus Open Day to find out more, prior to application. This course will allow you to graduate as a Registered Veterinary Nurse with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) which is the professional qualification required to practice as a veterinary nurse in the UK.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Veterinary Surgeons, Royal College of
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Additional entry requirements
Applicants may be invited for interview
Your personal statement must evidence a minimum of 4 weeks relevant work experience in a veterinary practice. This must have been completed before the submission of your application. Those with additional needs should note that the reasonable adjustments we are able to make for this course are limited to those which will enable you to practice as a Veterinary Nurse. If you have any questions, please contact us to discuss.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||Achieving at least 5.5 in each component|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7500*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£7500*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£7500*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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SRUC Scotland's Rural College
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