We offer a Level 3 Diploma approved by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) to enable you to qualify and register as a Veterinary Nurse. This qualification is designed to support the preparation of veterinary nurses for professional registration on the RCVS Register of Veterinary Nurses.
It is mandatory for those seeking entry to the RCVS Register to be in possession of an ‘approved qualification’ and the Level 3 Diploma Veterinary Nursing falls into this category. The primary functions of the qualification allow you to gain the veterinary nursing knowledge and skills requisite to safe and effective practice, and develop your skills of enquiry and reflection that are essential to lifelong professional learning and development. The programme will include a balance of teaching and learning strategies, designed to help you develop knowledge, understanding and effective clinical skills.
Employment in a suitable approved training veterinary practice will allow you to develop and foster the acquisition of ‘day one’ clinical skills and the development of competence and confidence in preparation for the responsibilities of professional registration and practice.
- Animal Science Centre
- Well-stocked animal collection housing a selection of reptiles, amphibians, fish, rodents, birds and small and large mammals
- Grooming parlour
- Equine Therapy Centre
- Purpose-built practical Veterinary Nursing Centre
- Hydrotherapy Unit
- Home Farm allowing access to production animal rearing
It was whilst I was studying for my Equine Science degree at Hartpury that I realised I wanted to become an Equine Veterinary Nurse. The course is predominantly theory based, and provides you with the background knowledge needed to be an effective and confident Veterinary Nurse.
1st Year RCVS Equine Veterinary Nursing Certificate