Robson and Prescott Veterinary Surgeons

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Training Routes

Veterinary Nurse training is conducted through colleges and universities that offer qualifications approved by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).

You can become a veterinary nurse either via vocational training or via a higher education qualification. You will need to have a minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above, including English, Maths and a Science. It is also advisable to gain some work experience in veterinary practice or similar job role before applying.

Vocational Training

The Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing is available either on a full-time basis or apprenticeship style alongside a job in an approved training veterinary practice. This qualification is most suited to those who prefer a more practical style of learning.

Robson and Prescott do offer a limited number of training placements. These placements are normally offered to our nursing auxiliary staff who will have already spent some time in practice learning the basic skills we feel are so important to have before embarking on the qualification. If you are interested in this type of training at our practice then please send your CV plus a covering letter to our Head Nurse.

Higher Education

Full-time Foundation or Honours Nusing degrees are offered at some universities. This course is more academic, but you will still need to have some clinical placements in an approved training practice. Applications for these courses should be made via UCAS.

Our Surgery Locations

Morpeth Whorral Bank
Veterinary Hospital

01670 512275

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01665 605215

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01670 812189

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01670 824745

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01670 363607

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Morpeth -
Staithes Lane Branch

01670 516194

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Kirkley Hall - Ponteland

01670 512275

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Seaton Delaval

0191 237 6464

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West Moor

0191 256 6980

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