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Equine Veterinary Nursing

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C-B,B,C

Typical offer is BBC-CCC or equivalent. This must include a minimum of two A Levels including A Level Biology at Grade D or above.

Typical offer is 96-112 UCAS tariff points in an Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant subject to include a minimum of a pass in Level 3 biology.

Typical offer is 96-112 UCAS tariff points in an IB Diploma, to include a minimum of two Highers at H3 or above, including one in Biology. This must also include Maths and English Language at a minimum of Standard Level S3 if equivalent GCSE's have not been obtained.

Typical offer is 96 - 112 UCAS tariff points in the Irish Leaving Certificate. This must include a minimum of two Highers, to include Higher Biology. This must also include Maths and English Language at a minimum of Ordinary Level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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Typical offer is a DMM-MMM in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject.

Typical offer is 96-112 UCAS tariff points in Scottish Highers. This must include a minimum of two Highers to include Higher Biology.

UCAS Tariff

96-112

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2022

Subjects

Animal science

Veterinary nursing

**Qualify as a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Registered Veterinary Nurse. Benefit from outstanding facilities, strong industry partnerships and extra-curricular opportunities to train with horses and over 70 species on campus.**

You’ll benefit from outstanding facilities, including a Veterinary Nursing Clinical Skills Centre, a livery yard that's home to over 230 horses, international equine events each year and a commercial Equine Therapy Centre on site. In your first year, you’ll develop knowledge and skills in essential areas including clinical anatomy, husbandry, pharmacy management and patient care. You'll complete work experience in a veterinary practice, before returning to Hartpury to develop your skills in diagnostics and surgical and anesthesia practice. In your final year, you'll coach student veterinary nurses and pursue your research interests. You may have the opportunity to publish research with lecturers and present at industry conferences.

**Industry opportunities**
In your second year, you’ll complete a work-based clinical placement (currently 1,800 hours) in an approved RCVS equine veterinary nursing training practice. This will allow you to develop clinical skills ready for qualifying. We have excellent partnerships with local and national veterinary practices.

This course is ideal for those who are passionate about working as a Registered Veterinary Nurse with equine expertise to contribute to knowledge within the industry.

**Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons accreditation**
This course is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). This means that, on graduation, you’ll be eligible to join the RCVS Register of Veterinary Nurses and practise as a Registered Veterinary Nurse.

Anyone considering a career as a veterinary nurse is recommended to read the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Fitness to Practise guidance which provides useful information about specific characteristics required to be accepted on an accredited course.

Modules

Our modules are developed regularly to reflect student and industry demands, ensuring you’re well prepared to enter skilled employment on graduation. The majority of courses are comprised of both compulsory and optional modules, the latter of which you'll be able to choose from to suit your interests and career goals. Most courses also include work placement learning, to help you gain essential experience for your future.

Modules include: Clinical Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Nurses, Animal Husbandry for Veterinary Nurses, Professional Veterinary Nursing Practice, Patient Care 1 for Veterinary Nurses, Placement Preparation for Veterinary Nurses, Pharmacy Management for Veterinary Nurses, Placement for Veterinary Nurses, Diagnostics for Veterinary Nurses, Surgical and Anaesthesia Practice for Veterinary Nurses, Patient Care 2 for Veterinary Nurses, Undergraduate Research Process, The Professional Veterinary Nurse, Applied Research Project and Investigative Skills for the Successful Undergraduate, Dissertation.

Modules are sometimes subject to change.

Optional modules change each year - you can attend introductory sessions before deciding which ones to study. For more information, please visit https://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/courses/undergraduate/bsc-hons-equine-veterinary-nursing/

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£13,000
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Studying a degree is a worthwhile investment, providing opportunities and experiences to help you to carve out a rewarding and successful future. We know that accessing funding, in the form of loans, grants, bursaries and scholarships, can make studying a degree possible for many students.

Alongside government loans, Hartpury University and our partners offer a range of financial support packages to eligible students applying for our courses. Please visit our student finance page for more information on what’s on offer to help you with your study costs: http://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/facilities/life-at-hartpury/finance/

The Uni


Course location:

Hartpury University

Department:

Veterinary Nursing

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

87%
high
Animal science
85%
med
Veterinary nursing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Animal science

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

75%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
9%
Male students
91%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

Others in veterinary sciences

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

65%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
73%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
5%
Male students
95%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

After graduation


Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

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