FdSc Veterinary Nursing
Year One (Level 4)
• Functional Anatomy & physiology
• Principles of Animal Nutrition
• Introduction to Evidence Based Veterinary Nursing Practice
• Animal Husbandry, Inheritance and Disease
• Process and Practice of a Veterinary Business
Year Two (Level 4 & 5)
• Diagnostics for veterinary practice
• Surgical nursing, Anaesthesia and theatre practice for VNs
• Veterinary Pharmacy and Medicines
• Applied Companion Animal Behaviour Management
• Professional Practice and reflective Nursing
Year 3 (Level 5)
• Advanced Veterinary Nursing
• Work Related project – improving veterinary nursing practice or client care
• Animal Hydrotherapy (option)
• Animal Behavioural therapies (option)
• Completion of final Professional Vet Nursing Log
160 UCAS points from 2 A2 subjects at least one from sciences (e.g. Biology)
BTEC Diploma (MM) or Extended Diploma (MPP), or
NPTC (City & Guilds) single grade Extended Diploma (M) Animal Management with Animal Nursing optional unit.
In addition 5 GCSE at A*-C to include English, Mathematics and Science. 4 weeks work experience at a veterinary practice prior to starting the course
Mature students will be considered, but must demonstrate:
• Achievement of literacy and numeracy as above and also after successful completion of an Access to Higher Education programme with a Science base, or
• Learning through experience, demonstrated in portfolios or records of achievement, and/or by set learning tasks set at interview, and confirmed by employer reference(s). or
• A combination of academic and experiential learning, to be considered on its individual merits.
Applicants whose first language is not English must offer evidence of qualifications in written and spoken English. Acceptable qualifications are IELTS 7.0, or direct equivalents.
Some colleges nationally offer a final year Top up route to a BSc (hons) in Veterinary Nursing Practice
Graduating as a fully accredited Veterinary Nursie trained to foundation degree level this course will mean you are able to progress straight into practice as a Veterinary Nurse.