Vet nurse training

Veterinary Nurse Approved Centre / Training and Assessment Practice

Veterinary Nurse Training leads to nationally recognised Vocational Qualifications. Trainee veterinary nurses working for these qualifications need to find a place for work experience with a recognised Training and Assessment Practice .

Training and Assessment Practices have to have a trained assessor on their staff to help trainees and to oversee and assess their experience in the course of their work. This will be a qualified veterinary nurse or a veterinary surgeon. The practice will be linked to a Veterinary Nurse Approved Centre which provides an outside assessor to ensure that the quality of training provided is maintained.

Veterinary Nurse Approved Centres are approved by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to oversee the training provided by the Training and Assessment Practices. A centre may be a single practice,a group of practices,a veterinary nursing college or a course provider.

The Veterinary Nurse Approved Centre provides the outside assessment for the Training and Assessment Practices it oversees. In its turn, it is visited at least twice a year by an external verifier appointed by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. The external verifier will also visit training and assessment practices.

jetstream logo Jetstream Publishing provide a very useful site with information about becoming a veterinary nurseVeterinary Nurse Training

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Visit the Department for Education and Skills for more information about NVQ qualifications.DfES web site

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons logo
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons web site has more information about Veterinary Nurse Approved Centres and a current list of Training and Assessment Practices as well as lots of useful information about Veterinary Nursing as a career.RCVS web site

British Veterinary Nursing Association logo.
The British Veterinary Nursing Association web site has lots of information about Veterinary Nursing as a careerBVNA web site

British Small Animal Veterinary Associaition logo
The British Small Animal Veterinary Association web site has a page about Veterinary Nursing Careers.BSAVA web site

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International Veterinary Nurses and Technicians AssociationIVNTA web site

British Equine Veterinary Association logo
The British Equine Veterinary Association has a special program for those wanting to qualify as a specialist equine veterinary nurse.BEVA web site