Glyndwr University

FdSc Veterinary Nursing

Why choose this course?

Veterinary Nurses have a key role within the multidisciplinary veterinary team in providing evidence-based nursing care for their patients. If you want to work with companion animals and their owners to improve their wellbeing, and would thrive in an environment that is challenging, varied but immensely rewarding, this is the course for you.

You will:

  • study a course delivered by a supportive, small team of experts who will guide you with your studies to ensure that you achieve your professional and personal goals
  • apply theory to practice in our clinical suite - equipped with a range of veterinary equipment and training manikins - throughout your studies
  • develop your clinical skills in a veterinary training practice
  • be mentored in practice by a Clinical Coach during your 16-week placement blocks and be supported by a Clinical Placement Support Tutor from the University Veterinary Nursing Team.

Entry Requirements

In addition to the University’s tariff points for a Foundation degree (48-72 points), applicants are required to have at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above including English Language, Mathematics and Science or equivalent qualifications.

Applicants are required to have 10 days referenced work experience in a veterinary practice. Applicants will also be considered if they have 5 days of work experience in a veterinary practice and 5 days experience within a relevant animal sector environment.


6.0 (with no individual skill score below 5.5)

Career Prospects

Our Careers & Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

Qualifying and being registered as a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) provides students with a range of career opportunities in:

  • Small animal general practice
  • Small animal referral hospitals
  • Emergency and out-of-hours nursing
  • Equine and mixed practice
  • Patient rehabilitation and behaviour modification therapies
  • District nursing
  • Conservation
  • Zoological environment
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurial and business opportunities
  • Post graduate studies and research

Course Details


In this first year of study, you will develop a range of skills and the underpinning knowledge that are essential for working in the veterinary industry. There are four modules to be studied in the first year of your programme.  All modules are core modules.

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4/5)

Four core modules this year to be studied, two at level 4 and two at level 5.  This year’s modules begin to focus on specific and specialist skills that the veterinary nurse will become confident in practice.


The final four modules of the programme are delivered in this year.  The modules are aimed at preparing the students for the veterinary workforce and highlighting the skills and professional opportunities that are available for Registered Veterinary Nurses, now and in their future careers.


• Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Disease
• Foundations of Patient Care
• Foundations of Nursing Practice
• Professional and Academic Development 1

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4/5)

• Diagnostic Procedures and Parasitology
• Nursing the Medical and Infectious Patient
• Professional and Academic Development 2
• Anaesthesia and Surgical Nursing Practice


• Emergency, Critical Care and Specialised Nursing
• Veterinary Nursing in the Community
• Leadership and Reflective Nursing
• Clinical Skills and Professional Practice

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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