Vocational Course

Veterinary Nursing Level 3

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About this course

Veterinary nurses are essential members of the veterinary team.

They work alongside vets to provide care and treatment to a variety of animals.

Veterinary nurses work with a range of animals including, dogs, cats, horses, small animals, exotics and birds.

Our Level 3 programme is based on the small animal pathway.

The work of a veterinary nurse can be very challenging and involve long and unsociable hours, but each day is different and the rewards and job satisfaction can be immense.

Veterinary nurses need to enjoy working as part of a veterinary team and this course will enable you to develop the skills necessary to work with little supervision and become a valued team member.

What will I learn?

During the course you will study a variety of units including:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Infection Control
  • Animal Welfare, Health & Husbandry
  • Nursing Care of Hospitalised Animals
  • Anaesthesia
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Emergency and Critical Care

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be by a combination of online multiple choice exams, practical examinations, College-based assignments and an online Nursing Progress Log (NPL).

What do I need?

You will need to achieve at least 5 GCSEs at C/4 or above including English, Mathematics and Science.

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - Animal Management HND
  • University - Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing FdSc or BSc ‘top up’ courses

This course will allow you to work in practice as an RVN both in the UK and overseas.

Practice Manager
Surgical Nurse
Head Nurse
Insurance Claims Handler
Pharmaceutical Rep

Additional Information

Once you have achieved this qualification and completed the required hours of training, you can join the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ Register of Veterinary Nurses and practise as a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN).