About the role

Student Veterinary Nurses usually start as Veterinary Care Assistants before enrolling in a college. As a full-time member of your practice team, you’ll assist with essential nursing duties and care, all while being supported by the practice staff and your dedicated Clinical Coach.

As part of your training, you’ll also be expected to attend an accredited college to learn essential and advanced veterinary nursing theory. This is taught over the course of three years for a level 3 diploma, or four years for a degree at the Royal Veterinary College, after which you’ll graduate as a Registered Veterinary Nurse.

Some of our key benefits

  • Pension
  • Access to 24-hour counselling
  • Min 28 days’ annual leave (including Bank Holidays)
  • An additional ‘Day for You’, a paid day’s leave for you to use as you wish
  • Medivet discount on our products and services

Progression and development are at the heart of everything we do, and we’re dedicated to supporting our Student Veterinary Nurses as they start their career in nursing. Through regular performance reviews and catch-ups, we provide you with a wealth of opportunities to develop your skills in whichever way you choose.

Find out more about career progression

There are several rewarding career paths available to our Student Veterinary Nurses.
These include:
  • Registered Veterinary Nurse
  • Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse
  • Head Veterinary Nurse
  • Clinical Operations Manager
  • Clinical Coach and Mentor