If you are a practice looking to support your student veterinary nurse and are not yet an accredited training practice, or if you are wanting to look at our current nurse training discounts, then you may find the following information useful.

What costs will my practice incur?

Reaseheath recognises that Level 3 training can be quite costly to the practice so we offer to support training practice costs for the duration of the Level 3 training, as long as you have a Level 2 Veterinary Care Assistant (VCA) training at the same time.  This equals a saving of £400 per year*

Included in this offer is a range of CPD in excess of 15 hours for your staff, from maximising the potential of your trainee nurse to improving your grooming techniques, exotic handling, behaviour and training, wildlife rehabilitation techniques and safe handling of zoo animals just to name a few.

A total practice saving of nearly £1000 per year.

To support a trainee nurse alone the fee’s would include a set up fee of £250 plus a yearly fee of £400. To discuss what this includes please contact the vet nursing department.

*A one-off quality assurance fee of £250 applies

Can any practice be a training practice?

This is something that our team will look at and is assessed on arrival at the practice. There are certain criteria that the course requires the students to have access to, alongside a certain number of cases.

My practice does not have a clinical coach

This is an are we can provide training for, however, there does need to be a named Veterinary Nurse or Veterinary Surgeon willing to assist the Student Veterinary Nurse with their training whilst on the course. There is the equivalent of an e-portfolio (CSL) that the clinical coach must assist with and we recommend an hour a week to be spent with the student to complete logs and to assess their progress.

What is involved with a set up visit?

A member of our nursing team will be in touch with the practice when we have received confirmation of your support for the trainee nurse you are providing the placement for. A date and time will be organised for a visit to take place, this will include completion of paperwork and a thorough tour of the practice and its equipment to ensure it achieves all the criteria to become accredited as a Training Practice. The visit will take around two hours to complete, this is preferably done with the practice principle or Head Veterinary Nurse.

Should you have any questions regarding training practices, please contact vetnursing@reaseheath.ac.uk or phone 01270 616490.