How to Become a Registered Veterinary Nurse
To become a veterinary nurse it can take a minimum of two years, covering a variety of subjects including anatomy and physiology to analgesia, radiography and anaesthesia. There are a few different options for training to become a veterinary nurse which we have provided further information below.
- One option is the Level 3 Diploma, this is a City and Guilds qualification which can take between 2 and 3 years to complete. The course is a full-time course at college alongside veterinary practice based work placements to gain practical experience.
- Another option still is the Level 3 Diploma course which is run as a apprenticeship course with students working in clinical practice and attending college on a day release basis every week.
- The Foundation Degree course in Veterinary Nursing is a course take 3 years to complete and is a level 5 qualification. It is completed at either college or university on a full time basis and students will attend works placements at intervals during the course.
- There is also a level 6 qualification available in Veterinary Nursing which is the Honours Degree. This again is a full time course completed at university where students will complete work placements at intervals during the course and the course will take between 3 and 4 years to complete.
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