This HND is the first course of its kind in the UK and capitalises on the growing demand for Veterinary Technicians as a significant addition to Vet-led teams working in rural practice.
The course is also our first pathway course into the BVSci Veterinary Science programme based at the Aberdeen Campus. It has been designed to offer a route to becoming a fully accredited veterinary practitioner to those who may not have the necessary academic qualifications upon leaving school but have experience or an interest in veterinary science and working in a rural setting.
Other relevant career options include agricultural workers focused on livestock health, animal welfare officers, or animal feed analysis. With some further training, graduates could also become meat hygiene inspectors, cattle foot trimmers, or artificial inseminators.
The course will allow you to work both within a team and independently, performing procedures on multiple species of farm and rural animals.
The course can be studied full time over the course of 2 years or part time over 4 years.
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