This popular programme provides an ideal graduate-level route into veterinary nursing and successful completion allows registration with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN). The programme is run over three years and is strongly linked to the workplace: you undertake a veterinary nursing placement in practice for two to three days per week in the first and second years and full-time in the third year.
Work-related learning is fully integrated, with 1800 hours of completed veterinary nursing work experience and assessments for the programme relating directly to the veterinary nursing industry.
The modules offered provide a broad education in veterinary nursing of small animals – covering all of the requirements necessary to register as an RVN – as well as in additional areas such as animal behaviour, care and rehabilitation and animal nutrition.
You will explore current issues in the industry and are encouraged to investigate areas of your interest. A research project is completed in the third year.
The programme is delivered by a team of specialists including veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, animal scientists and zoologists, all of whom have practical industry experience.
What You Will Learn
Maintaining Animal Health
Essential Veterinary Nursing Skills
Application of Veterinary Nursing Care
Personal & Employability Skills Development
Introduction to Animal Behaviour
Care & Rehabilitation
Indicative Module Year 2
Current Practice in Veterinary Nursing
Theatre Practice & Anaesthesia
Large Animal Health & Disease
- BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation Science (final year/Level 6) at University of Plymouth
- BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour & Welfare (entry at Level 5) at University of Plymouth
- BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Health Level 6 at Duchy Stoke Climsland
- Registered Veterinary Nurse
- Veterinary Practice Manager
- Pharmaceutical Position
- Nursing Educator or Instructor
- Pet Food Representative
How to Apply
Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.