If you love animals and are passionate about improving their health and welfare, you should definitely consider a career in veterinary nursing.
As a highly skilled professional, you’ll work alongside veterinary surgeons to deliver medical care to animals. You’ll be involved in the care of a wide range of patients and help to inform and support their owners. It’s a career which is challenging but hugely rewarding, particularly when you reunite a much-loved pet with its relieved family.
Our degree will successfully prepare you to enter this exciting world because it’s specifically designed to meet market needs. Through a combination of academic study, clinical skills training and a purposeful work placement, you’ll gain the expertise and experience you need to achieve your ambition.
We’ll give you the confidence to take on a range of responsibilities, the skills to perform to a high level and the opportunity to really understand how your industry works. You just need to bring motivation and commitment; there is a booming jobs market out there waiting for you!
As a UCR undergraduate, you can be sure of learning from experienced and supportive lecturers who share your compassion. You’ll follow an innovative, industry-guided study programme, designed in partnership with veterinary practices, in a truly diverse and inclusive environment.
You’ll enjoy a unique combination of academic study in our university centre with clinical training at our dedicated veterinary training academy. You’ll also put your knowledge into practice at our animal centre and zoo, which has both exotic and companion animal collections.
You’ll also complete clinical placements of at least 48 weeks during your first three years of study, giving you invaluable experience to form part of your assessment.