About the Course
If you’re looking to pursue a career as a veterinary assistant this is an ideal course. It leads to a nationally recognised City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma, takes one year and will provide you with an introduction to the principles of animal nursing and care.
This course is also available to study by online distance learning, for those already working in a relevant position.
Please note: the full-time option for this course is now closed for 2017 as the course is full. You may still apply for distance learning if you are already working in the industry.
Applicants are normally expected to have a minimum of 4 National 5s (preferably English, Maths and Science - required to progress to a veterinary nursing course but will consider others). A minimum of two weeks work experience in an animal related environment. Experience in a veterinary practice would give a distinct advantage. For distance learning, applicants must be employed in a Veterinary Practice.
You will cover an introduction to general animal nursing, anatomy, and assisting with anaesthesia, surgical nursing and radiography. In addition the course includes core skills certification and a work placement in a veterinary practice. It will provide you with the essential practical experience and knowledge you need to ensure you are well prepared for work as an assistant in a veterinary practice as well as for further study. Placement Information: Two days per week in a vet practice