About the Course
This course is designed to support veterinary nurses for professional registration. Successful completion of this course and the appropriate training time in an approved Veterinary Practice, along with success in the external exams, will allow candidates to apply for registration as a Veterinary Nurse within the RCVS.
Please note: This course is now closed for 2017 entry. You may apply for 2018 entry in October.
A minimum of 5 National 5s (including English, Maths and Science) and a minimum of 2 weeks work experience in a veterinary practice. For the block release option you must be employed in a training practice (veterinary training practices must be approved by the centre and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons - RCVS). Entry for full time level 3 Diploma is very competitive - additional higher qualifications, eg maths and science, and practical veterinary experience work experience are advantageous
A range of topics will be covered during the course including anatomy and physiology, infection control, practical veterinary nursing care, diagnostics, supply of veterinary medicines, nursing support of small animals, anaesthesia and professional conduct in preparation for registration. You will develop your practical nursing skills while in placement and during practical sessions on site.
Candidates attending the full time course at Oatridge Campus will benefit from placement experience at Glasgow University Veterinary School.