Veterinary Nursing

Become an RCVS-qualified Veterinary Nurse

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We're preparing our students to qualify as skilled veterinary nurses, and to help drive forward a vibrant, rewarding and sustainable profession, now and for the future.

The experience of our teaching and support staff and our excellent industry connections with veterinary professionals will help to boost your future opportunities and prepare you to make that difference.

Why Hartpury?

By immersing yourself in the profession, you'll apply the theory in a real-life setting and develop your hands-on expertise. Through seminars, lectures, research and debate, you’ll engage with and respond to key sector challenges, developing as a forward-thinking professional.

The thing that sets our BSc Honours degrees apart from most other veterinary nursing qualifications is the research dissertation in your final year. You’ll develop your unique interests and industry skills, contribute to best-practice standards and be ready to hit the ground running.

If you want to specialise further, our Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Nursing could give you the edge when progressing your veterinary nursing career.

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Veterinary Nursing courses

Our degrees are accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). This means that, on graduation, you’ll be eligible to join the RCVS Register of Veterinary Nurses and practice as a qualified veterinary nurse.

Unique opportunities

Benefit from a dedicated Veterinary Nursing Clinical Skills Centre, with everything you need to gain valuable hands-on experience. When you’re not learning on campus you’ll be out in the workplace, gaining clinical and professional experience ready for when you qualify.

Hartpury University's subject specialisms, research activities and businesses on campus create opportunities for students to develop additional expertise. Set yourself apart as you develop your unique skill set.

Our 70-species animal collection, livestock farm and equine and canine therapy centres provide plenty of extra volunteering opportunities. We'll support you to explore your interests and develop the expertise that will stand out to future employers.

Our facilities

"I really enjoy being able to gain practical skills alongside the theory. We use the Veterinary Nursing Centre for our practical sessions, as well as the equine centre and yard, the reptile room and the Walled Animal Garden, where we get to work with different animals."

"I’ve developed my skills in real-world situations, which has helped to keep driving towards the career that I want."

Tizzy Palmes, BSc (Hons) Equine Veterinary Nursing

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Visit our campus to find your perfect course, see where you could live in our student accommodation, get advice from our staff and chat to students about university life.

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Discover everything you need to know about applying to study at Hartpury University. If you need any further support or information, please contact our admissions team.

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