Interested in a career as a Veterinary Nurse?
Veterinary Nursing is a rewarding career with many opportunities for progression. However, finding that initial training position in a veterinary practice can sometimes be challenging. The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons provides a list of approved training practices (practices who meet the requirements necessary to train student nurses). Please follow this link to find TPs in your are https://www.rcvs.org.uk/lifelong-learning/students/veterinary-nursing-students/approved-training-practices/
Entry requirements are 5 GCSE grades A-C or 9-4 or equivalents to include English, Maths and Science.
Practices will often take work experience or volunteers who are interested in the profession, so we recommend sending a CV and covering letter in to your local training practices if you want to gain an insight into the job or hope to gain a training position.
There is also a degree in Veterinary Nursing for those who do not want to do it via the apprenticeship route.
If you are looking to continue your education, but are not yet employed in a veterinary practice, you should contact the admissions department of Hadlow College about their range of animal management courses. These courses will help you in meeting the qualification requirements for future Veterinary Nursing training and also include a work experience element, which you may be able to do in a veterinary practice. https://www.hadlow.ac.uk/courses/animal-management/
For more information about a career in Veterinary Nursing, look at https://animalowners.rcvs.org.uk/veterinary-careers/i-want-to-be-a-veterinary-nurse/ and please visit the BVNA website.