Do you want to be a veterinary nurse assistant?

Veterinary nurse assistants are vital members of the veterinary team, working closely with veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses. They provide essential nursing care and help to ensure the patients’ wellbeing.

The role of the nurse assistant is varied and no two days are the same. You may be asked to:

  • Support the veterinary surgeon and veterinary nurse
  • Restrain patients for treatment and care
  • Maintain patient accommodation
  • Prepare and maintain the clinical environment (theatre)
  • Help to educate owners on preventative health care

Animals aren’t sick from nine to five so veterinary nurse assistants usually have to work in the evenings, at the weekends and over holidays such as Christmas.

To study with us you will need to complete a minimum of 245 hours of practical experience through a placement or employment in a veterinary practice. The veterinary practice does not have to be an RCVS approved Training and Assessment Practice (TP) or Auxiliary TP (aTP).

You can work or volunteer on either a full or part-time basis. Please get in touch if you’d like our advice on the minimum hours of work experience you should complete each week.