UCAS code:
D311

Course type:
Foundation Degrees

FdSc Equine Veterinary Nursing Science

Benefit from our outstanding facilities, including a veterinary nursing clinical skills area, Equine Therapy Centre, small animal house, hydrotherapy treadmill and pool, and commercial farm.

Three years full-time with sandwich year

(a one year BSc (Hons) top-up is also available)

Completion of this programme will give eligibility to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Veterinary Nursing Register and legally allow you to practice as a Registered Veterinary Nurse*. You will complete a work-based learning placement (currently 60 weeks) in an approved RCVS equine veterinary nursing training practice, which will allow you to gain and develop clinical skills, plus you’ll learn about a range of species, including dogs, cats, horses and exotics.

You’ll also benefit from Hartpury’s outstanding facilities, including a veterinary nursing clinical skills area, Equine Therapy Centre, small animal house, hydrotherapy treadmill and pool and commercial farm.

The teaching team are all RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurses with industry experience and the programme is fully accredited by a professional body (RCVS).

Study topics could include Anatomy, Animal Husbandry, Pharmacy Management and Patient Care for Veterinary Nursing and Professional Veterinary Nursing Practice, as well as Preparation for Placement in the second year, when you will be supported by your clinical coach and tutor to complete your Nursing Progress Log.

In the final year of the Foundation degree, topics could focus on Diagnostics, Surgical and Anaesthesia Practice and Reflective Veterinary nursing practice, as well as a wide range of optional modules that will enable you to explore your own areas of interest.

On successful completion of the Foundation degree, you will be eligible to progress on to the BSc (Hons) Equine Veterinary Nursing top-up.

*Due to the professional nature of this programme, students will incur some additional costs.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

3 Year
Duration:
3 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

GCSE | A minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded), including English Language, Mathematics and a Science

A Level | Typical offer is CC or equivalent. This must include A Level Biology and excludes General Studies

Level 3 Extended Diploma subjects/grades | Typical offer is a MPP in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a biological science subject

We welcome students with equivalent qualifications, including Access and the International Baccalaureate. Contact the admissions team to discuss.

Short listed candidates will be interviewed.

Successful students will need to obtained at least two weeks work experience in a UK veterinary practice.

Previous learning towards a university-level qualification or relevant work experience may count as credit for this course. Please contact our admissions team.

Why study Veterinary Nursing at Hartpury University Centre?

At Hartpury, we take great pride in our specialised provision for veterinary nursing.

We have a reputation for producing high quality, professional veterinary nurses who benefit from our extensive on-site facilities, opportunities to get hands on with a wide range of small animals and horses and excellent work placement opportunities.

Many of our students go on to gain employment in the practice where they complete their work placement year.

You’ll also benefit from Hartpury’s outstanding facilities, including a veterinary nursing clinical skills area, Equine Therapy Centre, small animal house, hydrotherapy treadmill and pool and commercial farm.

The teaching team are all Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Registered Veterinary Nurses with industry experience and the programme is fully accredited by the regulatory body.

When our students graduate, they are considered qualified Veterinary Nurses. That means they are eligible to join the Register of Veterinary Nurses held by the RCVS, which shows employers and the clients they serve – both human and animal – that they are keeping their skills up-to-date and accounting for their professional conduct.

Key information

  • University Finance

    The cost of studying can quickly mount up and our finance team can offer confidential advice on budgeting, information on bursaries, loans and grants, and help you explore what you are entitled to. For information on everything student finance related, click below. 

    You can contact the office by email studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk or by phone on 01452 702189 or 01452 702190.

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  • Tuition Fees

    Fees for September 2018 entry

    UK: £9,250
    EU fees: Will remain the same as UK students, £9,250
    International: £12,000
    Please contact us to discuss part-time fees 

    EU students starting this course in Sept 2018 will be eligible to apply for UK student loans for the duration of their course. 

  • University Accommodation

    Whether it is your first time away from home, or you’re a seasoned traveller, there are options to suit you and your lifestyle while studying at Hartpury. 

    You’ll be part of a vibrant and international community of students of all ages, and from many different cultures, who share their experience of life at university together on one campus.

    We have a variety of options to suit different tastes and budgets. Whether you choose to live on or off campus you’ll get the same high standards of facilities and support. You can check out your options by clicking below. 

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