Train To Be A Vet Nurse

Train to be a vet nurse

Think you’re cut-out for veterinary nursing?  It’s hard (and often messy) work, and you’re not likely to get rich as a VN, but if you love animals as much as we do, you won’t be put-off this immensely satisfying career.

First things first though, you’ll need at least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language together with biology, chemistry, physics or maths, or equivalent qualifications approved by the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA).

Then, before you can enrol as a student nurse, you’ll need to be employed in a veterinary practice approved by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.  Get a list from the RCVS then get applying for those jobs.

Once you start, it will take a minimum of two years of day or block release, assessment, exams and mandatory periods of training practice, before you can call yourself a qualified veterinary nurse.

Still interested?  Why not talk to one of us here at Cockburn Veterinary Group, or better still, arrange some work experience to make sure you really know what you’re getting into before you make the commitment. 

Send us an email and tell us why you want to be a VN, make sure you’re prepared to get your hands dirty, and we’ll see what we can do to help.