Veterinary Nursing at SRUC Scotland's Rural College - UCAS

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Course summary

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.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Veterinary Surgeons, Royal College of

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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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

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not been educated previously in the English language must provide evidence of their English language ability to ensure they can cope with the demands of a course taught and assessed in English. Further information about the English Language tests that we currently accept as proof of English Language ability can be viewed on our website. English language tests should be no more than two years old on the start date of your chosen course.

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
EU £16000 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Scottish students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish government. Students from the rest of the UK can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loan Company.
Veterinary Nursing at SRUC Scotland's Rural College - UCAS