Successful completion of the course enables candidates to apply to enter into the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Register of Veterinary Nurses and use the post nominal RVN.
North Highland College UHI students are trained by experienced RVN’s and Veterinary Surgeons in fully equipped laboratories and state of the art practical training suites. This includes access to the Environmental Research Institute teaching laboratory, purpose-built equine yard and state of the art Veterinary Practical Training suite at the Rural Studies Centre based at Dale Farm in Halkirk.
24 weeks college attendance and 60 weeks (2100) hours in practice placement over two and a half years.
Annually in August/September.
The remainder of the academic year (excluding college holidays) will be spent in an approved training practice placement.
For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.
The Veterinary Nursing qualification is a well-respected qualification, opening various career avenues. NHC graduates find jobs readily in veterinary practice once qualified. However, there are also a number of alternative employment options for RVN’s available including zoos, veterinary nursing in the forces, veterinary pharmaceutical companies and lecturing.
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