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Veterinary Nurses (VNs) work alongside Veterinary Surgeons to provide a high level of care to their patients. Veterinary Nurses normally work within a veterinary surgery or veterinary hospital and are involved in a varied amount of work involving the care and treatment of pets and farm animals.

Veterinary Nurses provide skilled supportive care for sick animals as well as undertaking minor surgery,anaesthetic monitoring, medical treatments and diagnostic tests under veterinary supervision.

           WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A VETERINARY NURSE?

You must be 17 years or older

You must be employed at a Veterinary Nurse Approved Centre (VNAC) or at an RCVS registered Training Practice (TP).

•You must have have 5 GCSE's at grade C or above including English Language and two science subjects, one of which may be mathmatics. or

Have passed the Animal Nursing Assistant qualification which is a direct entry route qualification enabling individuals to enrol with the RCVS as a Student Veterinary Nurse without any other qualifications.

Alternative qualifications of a comparable or higher standard may be accepted in lieu of the usual requirements at the discretion of the RCVS. If you are unsure whether you can meet the entry requirements, please contact the RCVS directly.

• Alternatively, if you wanted to undertake a BSc Honours in Veterinary Nursing degree, the minimum requirements are as above plus at least:- two A Levels, BTEC National Diploma in a science subject or Advanced GNVQs. Equivalent qualifications (including the VN Certificate) will also be considered. If you are over 21 without formal qualifications and can show high levels of ability and experience then you can also apply.

 

British Veterinary Nursing Association

Vetnurse.co.uk

veterinary nursing.co.uk

Royal college veterinary nursing

national occupational standards (PDF)

LANTRA veterinary nursing

animal first aid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dictionary of vet abbreviations

 

online veterinary dictionary

 

gown folding

level 2 nursing overview

holding and handling instruments

 

nursing study guide

Vet and Nurse CPD Links

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