48 months
31104 USD/year
28794 USD/year
9992 USD/year
Tuition fee
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A Purdue Veterinary Nursing degree prepares graduates to be integral members of the veterinary healthcare team. The Veterinary Nursing program at the Purdue University encompasses the nursing care and handling of pets, livestock and exotic animals. 


From medical nursing of veterinary patients to laboratory procedures, and from cats to cattle, learn how to care for patients in your neighborhood and the world.  The Veterinary Nursing Program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and boasts excellent pass rates on the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE).  Students in the Program receive more than 1,200 clinical hours in the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital.

Purdue Veterinary Nursing offers multiple options for students including a traditional on-campus bachelor degree with entry in the fall semester only.  There is also a distance learning (online) associate's degree offering admission three times each year.  Students with an associate's degree in veterinary technology from an AVMA-accredited institution can pursue a bachelor's degree completion program at Purdue with entry in the summer semester only. For information, visit Veterinary Nursing.

The Veterinary Nursing programme is offered at the Purdue University.


  • Animal housing managers
  • Biomedical research technologists
  • Clinical team leaders
  • Pharmaceutical sales representative
  • Specialty practice technologist
  • Teaching technologist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Parasitology For Veterinary Technicians
  • Clinical Toxicology For Veterinary Technology
  • Seminar In Animal Welfare And Human-Animal Interaction
  • Veterinary Nursing Techniques For The Normal Animal (SA & LA)
  • Dentistry For The Veterinary Technician
  • Surgical Nursing And Operating Room Protocols
  • Small Animal Nursing 
  • Large Animal Nursing 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • If you're applying to begin in the spring or summer term, submit application as early as possible prior to the start of the term.


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply Online: $60 Application Fee
  • Secondary School Grades
  • Official SAT or ACT Score: SAT or ACT scores with writing is strongly encouraged for international citizens. 
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Letter of Recommendation: Though not required, a letter of recommendation is strongly encouraged, especially for students eligible to be considered for scholarships, for the Honors College or for those who are applying to highly competitive programs.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    31104 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31104 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    28794 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28794 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9992 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9992 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for West Lafayette

1096 - 1774 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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