Veterinary Nursing Courses at UCOL Polytechnic
Do you have a taste for the wild side?
At UCOL Polytechnic you will discover the rich rewards of working with animals. Our graduates have been approved to work in a BESTPracticeTM accredited veterinary clinic. This Diploma opens the door to a broad range of animal health careers - from vet clinics, zoos, animal shelters, pet shops, wildlife parks, laboratories to agricultural and animal health sales. At UCOL Polytechnic you get both fantastic learning support – with a ratio of two students to one lecturer for clinical rotation - and real life experience in a vet clinic. In addition, each year you receive real life experience with placement in a vet clinic for 5-7 weeks. The programme may be studied full-time in two years, part-time, or by distance learning, providing an opportunity to up-skill for those working in the industry desiring a qualification.
UCOL’s vet nursing courses offer you the skills and knowledge to become a qualified Veterinary Nurse with the skills to work in a veterinary clinic. The qualification focuses on dogs, cats, cattle, sheep and horses and includes small mammals and birds.
Study at UCOL Polytech and enjoy a friendly, supportive learning environment. The programme is individualised, hands on, with vet clinic based experience. UCOL graduate Vet Nurses are sought after by Veterinary Practices with 90% of graduates finding work in the animal health industry by graduation.