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Vet Nurse

Vet Nurse

“If you love animals and want to look after their health, this could be ideal for you.”

Vet Nurse

Veterinary nurses help veterinary surgeons (vets) by providing nursing care for sick, injured and hospitalised animals. They also play an important role in educating owners on good standards of animal care and welfare. If you love animals and want to look after their health, this could be ideal for you.

A veterinary nurse needs to be calm and confident when handling animals. You'll need to be sympathetic when dealing with upset or nervous owners. You'll also be willing to carry out messy or unpleasant tasks.

You can qualify as a veterinary nurse either through work-based training or by taking a higher education qualification.

Skills you'll learn at South Devon College

  • biology and chemistry
  • domestic animal health
  • exotic, farm livestock and zoo animal health and husbandry
  • improved IT and English
  • an awareness of health and safety
  • administration and IT skills
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