Advanced Equine Veterinary Nursing (Diagnostic Imaging and Rehabilitation) at Hartpury University - UCAS

Hartpury University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Advanced Equine Veterinary Nursing (Diagnostic Imaging and Rehabilitation) (Taught)

Course summary

RCVS accredited Develop your specialism as an advanced nursing practitioner in your chosen field while enhancing your skills and knowledge. Our Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Equine Veterinary Nursing (Diagnostic Imaging and Rehabilitation) focuses on areas of clinical interest and mapping out individual pathways for career progression. Flexible learning This course is ideal for those wanting to combine working in practice with studying for an advanced qualification. All compulsory delivery is flexible and online, with optional study days at weekends providing opportunities to access our world-class facilities and meet with fellow students and staff face-to-face. The course can be tailored to fit around your existing commitments, with options to complete in one year or spread out over two/three years. Enhance your expertise The course has been designed for veterinary nurses in equine practice with a special interest in equine veterinary diagnostics, and in rehabilitation of equine patients. In addition to advancing your equine diagnostics and patient rehabilitation knowledge and skills, the course will encourage you to suggest creative solutions to applied problems in equine diagnostic imaging and rehabilitation, even in cases of incomplete evidence or uncertainty, while acknowledging professional responsibility. You'll be supported to set aspirational individual and team goals, and to supervise others to achieve these. This course will develop your approach to preparing equine patients for a range of appropriate diagnostic imaging modalities and will help you to enhance your skills in communicating effectively with those responsible for patient care. You'll be supported to develop skills in providing, monitoring, and evaluating rehabilitation techniques in practice for equine patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Professional learning environment You’ll benefit from the expertise of our professional veterinary nursing team, whose research interests include veterinary professional ethics and law, equine intensive care, behaviour and rehabilitation, and end-of-life care for animal patients. At Hartpury, you’ll join an inclusive, supportive and welcoming learning community that will help you to develop as an advanced practitioner.


Advanced Veterinary Nurse Practitioner, Equine Veterinary Diagnostics, Rehabilitation of the Equine Veterinary Patient, Applied Research in Veterinary Practice.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed through a combination of written exams, coursework, oral assessments and written assignments. All modules will include a mixture of assessment types. Feedback will be provided in written form, with the option for follow-up discussions with academic staff.

Entry requirements

A typical offer for the Postgraduate Certificate is a Level 3 Diploma, FdSc or BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Nursing Applicants must be a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Registered Veterinary Nurse or, if an international applicant, must hold equivalent qualifications. We welcome applications from international students and accept international qualifications at equivalent levels to the above. You may also need to evidence proficiency in English language. Only applicants who are RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurses, or who are on a statutory register in their home country, are eligible to gain the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Nursing.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £4250 Whole course
Channel Islands £4250 Whole course
England £4250 Whole course
Northern Ireland £4250 Whole course
Scotland £4250 Whole course
Wales £4250 Whole course
EU £5600 Whole course
International £5600 Whole course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

The above fees may change as a result of the UK leaving the EU. Please look at the Course Information Sheet found on our website ( for a full breakdown of all course-related costs.

Sponsorship information

The Hartpury Postgraduate Studentship Scheme has been developed to make postgraduate study affordable and to provide students with an opportunity to gain valuable work experience to compliment and enhance their academic study. Roles are available in Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants. Post holders will be supported to undertake a teaching qualification and HEA accreditation as well as having a fee bursary and a training bursary. To apply, please visit: For information on other financial support available to postgraduate students, please see our website for more information:

Advanced Equine Veterinary Nursing (Diagnostic Imaging and Rehabilitation) at Hartpury University - UCAS