Veterinary Nursing Level 3 Diploma

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)


Oatridge Campus


This course combines on-campus study with practical studies and placement sections to fully develop veterinary nursing skills.

Choose to study full-time on our Oatridge Campus in West Lothian. If you study at Oatridge you'll also benefit from placement experience at the Small Animal Hospital at Glasgow University Veterinary School.

All Practical training progress and assessment is recorded in an online Nursing Progress Log.

If you're certified and have successfully completed external exams, you can apply for registration as a Registered Veterinary Nurse with the RCVS once you have completed the required number of training hours.

Example modules: Applied Animal Welfare; Health and Husbandry for Veterinary Nurses; Infection Control in Veterinary Practice; Supporting the supply of Veterinary Medicines; Veterinary Operating Theatre Practice; Preparing for Professional Registration.

Entry Requirements

Higher Maths or a science subject preferred plus 5 subjects at National 5 including English, Maths and a science subject. Two weeks work experience in a veterinary practice.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2.5 years


Veterinary Nursing

SCQF Level