Is it for me?

In addition to having daily contact with animals and their owners, you will work closely with veterinary surgeons and other professionals so you will need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You will also need to be able to work well in a team, use your initiative, work well under pressure and have good attention to detail.

Our facilities

You'll study this subject full time at Kirkley Hall Campus and will have access to brand new veterinary centre with outstanding facilities, consultation rooms, operating theatre, x-ray room and scrub sinks, as well as canine and animal housing.

Career ready

We work with the following employers to help you gain real work skills: Robsonand Prescott, Vets 4 Pets

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of our veterinary nursing students progressed to employment or further study.*


*Destination data, academic year 2017/18

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for veterinary nursing students including:

  • Brand new dedicated veterinary nursing area with clinical and multi-skills rooms with X-ray and animal models

  • Laboratories for animal analysis

  • Zoological Gardens with over 200 species of animals

  • Dog grooming parlour and kennels

  • Access to online resources including ZIMS and Vet Logic systems

Expert & friendly support