What will I learn?

.OverviewVeterinary nurses work alongside veterinary surgeons providing nursing care to a variety of animals and making a real difference to the lives of animals and pets. Currently, there is a nationwide shortage of qualified veterinary nurses so job prospects upon graduation are excellent. This course will give you the skills and knowledge to be successful in this field and apply for entry on the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Register of Veterinary Nurses.Why study BSc Veterinary Nursing with Foundation Year at Middlesex University?This course offers an alternative entry pathway onto the BSc Veterinary Nursing for those who do not meet the necessary entry requirements or are not quite ready to undertake degree level study. After the foundation year, 50% of your time will be spent on clinical placement in veterinary practices arranged for you by the Placement Liaison Team, gaining vital practical skills and experience.The foundation year introduces key veterinary nursing topics as well as preparing you to study at degree level. Those who successfully pass the foundation year will continue onto the BSc Veterinary Nursing programme. You could then even continue into postgraduate study with courses such as veterinary physiotherapy.This programme has direct accreditation from the RCVS meaning that you will be able to apply for professional registration without the need for further assessment. It is by means of RCVS registration that veterinary nurses achieve their highly valued professional status.Course highlightsClinical work placements in veterinary practice will be arranged for you by the Placement Liaison TeamUpon graduation, you will be able to apply to join the RCVS Register of Veterinary Nurses and use the post nominal letters RVNYou will have access to a dedicated clinical skills suite where you can develop practical skills in areas such as anaesthesia, theatre practice, laboratory work and radiographyYou will be able to use an online Virtual Learning Environment and eLibrary, allowing you to access course materials and books 24/7The programme is run in collaboration with The College of Animal Welfare (CAW) at its education and training centre near Huntingdon (Cambridgeshire).

Which department am I in?

Sports and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,000.00 (US$ 18,520) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

19 September 2022


College of Animal Welfare - Huntington

Headland House,

London Road Godmanchester,



PE29 2BQ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have achieved SAT scores of 550 on each part. They must have also completed either High School diploma with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.2 or International Baccalaureate Diploma.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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