How to become a Veterinary Nurse
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.
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.
Full-time Foundation or Honours Nursing 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.