Scotland’s Rural Faculty (SRUC) is about to supply its new veterinary nursing diploma this September.
In providing the programme, SRUC turns into one in every of solely two greater training establishments in Scotland to supply a level in veterinary nursing.
The BSc in Veterinary Nursing would be the first diploma course of any sort at SRUC’s Barony campus in Dumfries, the place the Animal Care Coaching Centre, stables and a working farm will present college students with hands-on expertise in quite a lot of home animals and livestock.
Along with a one-year placement at an accredited veterinary follow, every scholar will spend a three-week rotation on the College of Glasgow’s Small Animal Hospital to supply important expertise inside a specialist setting. Graduates will be capable of register as an RVN with the RCVS.
Nick Sparks, dean of SRUC’s South and West School, stated: “We’re very proud to announce our new diploma in veterinary nursing. Practices are crying out for extra certified nurses, as their experience performs a vastly helpful position within the trade.
“We’re trying ahead to welcoming the primary consumption of vet nursing diploma college students to our Barony campus, the place they may profit from excellent instructing and distinctive entry to a variety of animals in a surprising rural setting.”
Andrea Jeffrey, chairman of the VN training committee on the RCVS, stated: “We had been very completely satisfied to supply SRUC provisional accreditation for his or her new BSc in veterinary nursing. Veterinary nurses are an integral a part of any veterinary workforce, and we welcome the chance to welcome a brand new cohort of RVNs over the subsequent few years.”
The primary consumption of scholars will start their research on 10 September, whereas the deadline for subsequent yr’s candidates is 15 January.