Understanding the operational requirements of a veterinary practice
Comparative functional anatomy for veterinary nursing practice
Professional relationships and communication for veterinary nursing practice
Applied animal welfare, health and husbandry for veterinary nurses
Infection control in veterinary practice
Essentials of practical nursing care for hospitalised animals
Supporting the supply of veterinary medicines
Veterinary nursing support of diagnostic imaging
Veterinary nursing support of laboratory diagnostics
Supporting veterinary operating theatre practice
Understanding the essentials of veterinary nursing care for hospitalised animals
Principles of supporting veterinary anaesthesia
Preparing for professional registration
Principles of peri-operative veterinary nursing support for small animals
Principles of veterinary nursing support for small animal patients
Principles of small animal veterinary nursing emergency and critical care
Practical monitoring of small animal veterinary anaesthesia
Practical peri-operative veterinary nursing support for small animals
Practical veterinary nursing support of small animal patients
Principles of peri-operative veterinary nursing support for horses
Principles of veterinary nursing support for equine patients
Principles of equine veterinary nursing emergency and critical care
Principles of equine neonatal care
Practical peri-operative veterinary nursing support for horses
Practical veterinary nursing support of equine patient
You must be in paid employment in a Veterinary Training Practice and have 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above in English Language, Science, and Mathematics plus 2 others. OR relevant Equivalent qualifications as recognised by City & Guilds.
Learning and assessment
This qualification leads to professional registration and a licence to practice. It is a requirement of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Regulatory Bye-laws that such qualifications be subject to independent assessment and examination.
The qualification will accordingly be assessed using a variety of methods:
- City & Guilds external examination of knowledge and understanding
- City & Guilds OSCE examination of essential clinical skills
- Nursing progress log (NPL)
- Independently assessed assignments and examinations
Independently assessed assignments and examinations.
Higher Education Diploma Clinical Veterinary Nursing leading to RCVS Diploma Advanced Nursing leading to BSc (Hons) Clinical Veterinary Nursing.
White Laboratory coat, uniform, stethoscope and watch with a second hand. Suitable outdoor clothing, footwear, gloves and a hard kite marked riding hat (if available) for equine practical sessions.
This qualification requires candidates to have access to suitable work experience in clinical veterinary practice for a minimum of 60 weeks. This will be on the basis of paid employment.