BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing
- UCAS Code: BD71
- Duration: 4 years
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, the quality of our degrees, and our excellent industry connections, will help to prepare you to make that difference.
Valuing your skills
We'll support you to fulfil your potential as an RCVS-Qualified and Registered Veterinary Nurse, with the clinical and professional skills needed to provide high-quality patient care.
Through seminars, lectures, research and debate, you’ll engage with and respond to key sector challenges, developing as a forward-thinking professional, with your own unique skills to positively impact the future of the sector.
Valuing your experience
You’ll be at the forefront of industry through our strong links with veterinary practices across the UK. Students make the most of these for their clinical placements, with which they often get their graduate roles.
You'll also have opportunities to gain experience outside your studies, volunteering with our 70 animal species and animal businesses on campus, including our equine and canine therapy centres.
Valuing your future
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 practise as a qualified veterinary nurse.
Our graduates are enjoying careers as senior veterinary nurses and clinical coaches, as well as developing specialist expertise as part of their veterinary nursing careers.
We hold Gold for Teaching Excellence Framework
of graduates are in employment or further education within 6 months (HESA, 2018)
for student support (WhatUni Student Choice Awards, 2020)
We're preparing our students to practice as skilled veterinary nurses, and to help drive forward a vibrant, rewarding and sustainable profession, now and for the future.
From the day you start your journey with us, you’ll be immersed in the working world and gain real-life practical experience to back up what you learn in our 360-hectare classroom, ensuring that you stand out from the crowd when you apply for your dream job. But don’t just take our word for it, our student success stories speak for themselves.
If you’re dedicated enough to want to become a veterinary nurse, then Hartpury is one of the best places you could go.
I really feel like I’m helping to make a difference in the animal world. I help to find solutions to important problems, like finding the most effective vaccines for endemics such as equine influenza, a disease that exists in most countries.
I chose Hartpury because I loved that vet nursing had their own dedicated practical centre. We also had a great amount of dedicated time each week to prepare us for our OSCE practicals, ensuring we did everything properly.
I think that my placement has greatly widened my understanding of how the veterinary practice functions.