An Apprenticeship in Veterinary Nursing
This Apprenticeship is the one you need if you are interested in caring for animals in a veterinary practice and becoming a Veterinary Nurse.
You will learn a whole range of skills to work within a veterinary practice and carry out a wide range of treatments for animals.
As a Veterinary Nurse you will look after sick animals as well as undertaking minor surgery, monitoring during anaesthesia, medical treatments and diagnostic tests under veterinary supervision.
You will also play an important role in the education of owners on good standards of animal care and welfare. Read more...
About the Apprenticeship
Veterinary nurse training involves clinically based training and at least two years of work within an approved veterinary nurse training practice.
As an apprentice, you'll be employed as a veterinary nursing assistant. You'll probably work with domestic animals such as cats, dogs, rabbits and caged birds - although you could be working with horses and farm animals too.
On the Advanced Level Apprenticeship, you'll either be a senior veterinary nurse or vet practice manager helping to run the business side of things.
It's a job that can be incredibly rewarding but you'll also have to deal with seriously sick or injured animals and sometimes have to put them down. It's a job that requires compassion but not sentimentality, scientific knowledge, confidence when handling animals and a willingness to help out with some of the more unpleasant tasks involved in getting sick animals back to full health.
Find your Veterinary Nursing Apprenticeship match
If you are interested in applying to become an apprentice, download our list of training providers that offer the Apprenticeship in Veterinary Nursing.
They may be able to put you in touch with an employer near you so you can get started.
Download list of training providers
Alternatively, check out our jobs board where employers may be advertising directly or contact the National Apprenticeship Service.