Hartpury University is one of the UK's leading specialist education providers in veterinary nursing, agriculture, animal, equine and sport. At Hartpury, we have an enviable reputation for producing professional, compassionate and highly skilled veterinary nurses and take great pride in our specialised and industry-led provision.
Diploma in Professional Studies – small animal and equine pathways
The two-year, work based Level 5, course - the only one of its kind in the UK – provides a fantastic opportunity for you to achieve university-level qualification whilst qualifying as a RCVS registered veterinary nurse.
Each year of your course is made up of two 12-week semesters, during this time you will be taught one day per week at Hartpury University in Gloucestershire. In addition, you’ll be expected to complete a number of hours of blended-learning during your working week.
Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (RCVS accredited)
Ideal for RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurses wanting to combine working in practice with studying for an advanced qualification. Online learning complements optional study days at weekends at our world-class facilities.
Our award titles have been developed to include a range of specialist areas.
- Advanced Equine Veterinary Nursing (Critical Care)
- Advanced Equine Veterinary Nursing (Diagnostic Imaging and Rehabilitation)
- Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Clinical Nursing and Client Support)
- Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Perioperative Nursing and Patient Safety)
Calling all approved Veterinary Nursing Training Practices
Could you offer a Hartpury student small animal or equine experience in your practice? With industrial placements giving students a rare and valuable insight which greatly improves the career prospects of graduates, Hartpury are looking to expand its placement opportunities for our Veterinary Nursing students across the UK. We are also accepting applications from new or existing Veterinary Nursing Training Practices. There is no approval or reapproval fee.