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Veterinary Nursing and Applied Animal Behaviour (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

48 months
Duration
13900 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

Anglia Ruskin University's four-year Veterinary Nursing and Applied Animal Behaviour (Hons) degree offers 1,800 hours on placement. Accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), it will give you expert nursing care skills and experience needed to register as a veterinary nurse when you graduate.

Overview

Key facts

Anglia Ruskin University's four-year Veterinary Nursing and Applied Animal Behaviour (Hons) course will prepare you for a rewarding career as a veterinary nurse, with options to work in many different places and with a wide range of animals. It’s approved by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour. When you graduate, you’ll have the skills you need to apply to register as a veterinary nurse with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

In class, you’ll get a solid grounding in scientific theory, with a focus on animal behaviour and welfare. Your choice of modules will affect the academic material you cover. By taking certain modules you’ll be on your way towards qualifying for the academic part of the new Pet Behaviour Counselling Award.

You'll study at University Centre West Anglia in Milton, Cambridge, attending around 12 hours of classes per week across two semesters per year.

Careers

Veterinary nursing is a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to work independently or for specialising. As veterinary nurses continue to take on more responsibilities, they’re becoming more in demand and so employment prospects are very good.

This course gives you the skills you need to register as an RCVS veterinary nurse. It also includes 1,800 hours of practice placement in an RCVS-approved veterinary training practice, so you’ll have fantastic experience to show to potential employers.

As a qualified veterinary nurse, you’ll work alongside vets to look after and treat domestic animals. You’ll help provide expert care for sick animals and to prevent diseases and conditions. You’ll be able to carry out diagnostic tests, apply medical treatments and even perform minor surgical procedures under supervision.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles and Practice of Veterinary Nursing
  • Work Based Learning l: Companion Animal Handling, Husbandry and Welfare for Veterinary Nursing
  • Preparing for Practice Placement
  • Veterinary Nursing Wlthin the Surgical Environment
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Animal Behaviour

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

480 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 96 UCAS tariff points, including Biological Science A level at C or above, or an equivalent level 3 qualification.
  • 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above including English, maths and science. Functional skills qualification in English and Maths at level 2 are considered equivalent.
  • A minimum of 4 weeks of relevant work experience (2 in an animal care environment and 2 in a veterinary nursing practice). You and your supervisor will be asked to complete a work experience feedback form to evidence this.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13900 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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