If you love animals and are passionate about improving their health and welfare, it’s well worth considering a career in veterinary nursing.

As a highly skilled professional, you’ll work alongside veterinary surgeons to deliver medical care to animals. You’ll be involved in the care of a wide range of patients and help to inform and support their owners. It’s a profession which is practical, challenging and hugely rewarding.

We set up our specialist Centre of Veterinary Nursing at Reaseheath five years ago and it has gone from strength to strength. Our industry trained staff work in partnership with over 70 training practices within a 50 mile radius of our campus and we record a very high level of academic success.

We currently have 120 students all of whom are employed or carrying out work placements at veterinary practices, depending on the level of their course. During their time at college they learn vital clinical and employability skills to take back into their practice. Students on our Veterinary Care Assistants course can also improve their GCSE grades in maths and English if necessary.

Why Study Veterinary Nursing at Reaseheath?

  • Gain recognised qualifications which will help you progress your career
  • You’ll experience a varied learning environment – as well as learning in the classroom, you’ll enjoy practical sessions and benefit from online study
  • Meet and learn from peers employed in a wide range of practices
  • Chance to get hands-on with a wide range of exotic species in our licensed zoo collection
  • Learn from experienced lecturers who have a background in veterinary medicine and science
  • You’ll have a dedicated work placement officer who will be on hand to support you throughout your course

College Courses


Level 3 Qualification


Becoming a training practice


Securing a placement


Veterinary Practice CPD

Veterinary Nursing courses

Veterinary nursing offers an excellent professional pathway into management or further specialisation. The opportunities are varied and exciting, particularly if you enjoy biology and other sciences.

You could join a practice which delivers routine or emergency healthcare, a referral practice specialising in orthopaedics, oncology or ophthalmology or even work in a multi-million pound teaching hospital at the forefront of animal science, clinical procedures and genetics.

The vet nursing qualification is so well respected that it can help you find an animal related career even if you don’t go down the veterinary route.

Here are just some of the choices waiting for you:

  • Veterinary nurse
  • Practice manager
  • Head nurse
  • Nursing team leader
  • Clinical coach
  • Anaesthetist
  • Specialist veterinary nurse
  • Nursing assistant
  • Animal welfare and rescue centre manager
  • Animal behaviourist
  • Animal rehabilitator
  • Boarding kennels / catteries / livery stables manager
  • Pet store advisor
  • Grooming parlour owner
  • Pharmaceuticals rep
  • Nutritionist
  • Researcher
  • Lecturer
  • Member of the armed forces