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Veterinary Nursing Apprenticeship Level 3
Qualification:
 
Date:
September 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Exams and Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Animal Care 
Course Code:
CWAVC1 
 
Entry Requirements
5 GCSEs at A*-C including English Language, Maths and Science. You will also need to gain a suitable employer.
 
 

Veterinary Nursing Apprenticeship Level 3

This Advanced Level Apprenticeship covers a range of skills and duties that support a veterinary surgeon. Veterinary nursing is the care of animals receiving treatment within a veterinary practice. You will generally spend 4 days a week at work and one day in college. As a Veterinary Nurse Apprentice you will work alongside vets to provide care and treatment to a variety of animals. Your day to day work will vary and you could be administering medicine, nursing sick animals as well as cleaning cages and kennels. Part of your role could include taking phone calls and making appointments as well as dealing with customers in the veterinary practice.


About the Course

This Advanced Level Apprenticeship covers a range of skills and duties that support a veterinary surgeon. Veterinary nursing is the care of animals receiving treatment within a veterinary practice. You will generally spend 4 days a week at work and one day in college.
 
As a Veterinary Nurse Apprentice you will work alongside vets to provide care and treatment to a variety of animals. Your day to day work will vary and you could be administering medicine, nursing sick animals as well as cleaning cages and kennels. Part of your role could include taking phone calls and making appointments as well as dealing with customers in the veterinary practice.

You could be completing task such as husbandry skills for different species, using diagnostic imaging, assisting with preparation of materials and equipment needed for anaesthesia and supporting the anaesthetist.

As an apprentice you'll work with domestic animals such as cats, dogs, rabbits and caged birds – although you could be working with horses and farm animals too.


Key Units

There are a wide variety of units that will be covered, some include:

Understanding the operational requirements of a veterinary practice

Professional relationships and communication for veterinary nursing practice

Essentials of practical veterinary nursing care for  hospitalised animals

Understanding the essentials of veterinary nursing care for hospitalised animals

Principles of peri-operative veterinary nursing support for small animals
 
And many more.




Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at A*-C including English Language, Maths and Science. You will also need to gain a suitable employer.


Future Opportunities

You could progress be a senior veterinary nurse or vet practice manager. Some students may wish to progress to Higher Education courses such as a HNC/D Foundation Degree or Degree (BSc) such as Veterinary Nursing with Business Management, Veterinary Nursing and Animal Behaviour, Veterinary Nursing with Practice Management, Bio veterinary Science or Equine Veterinary Nursing.

Other options include animal welfare or training.