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Veterinary Care and Nursing

If you are passionate about animals and improving their health and well-being, consider a career in veterinary care. Working alongside highly skilled individuals you will care for a wide range of patients and help to inform and support their owners.

This qualification has been developed for learners seeking a specialised qualification in animal nursing. The qualification is held in high regard in veterinary practices. It develops practical skills in animal care and management, while offering additional opportunities to hone customer service skills in a retail environment. Students could be employed, non-employer or voluntary status, but must have gained experience in a veterinary practice.

Fantastic Results

100% pass rates.

Taught by Professionals

Tutors have industry experience in veterinary care.

Fantastic facilities

We have an on-site animal zone.

Great Industry Experience

Complete up to 600 hours in a recognised placement.

Key information

You will achieve a nationally recognised qualification at level 2 which will help you progress to your chosen career in veterinary practice and if you need to you will be able to improve your GCSE Maths and English grades.

You will develop a greater understanding of caring for animals and you will quickly become confident in handling animals through our hands-on practical sessions and extensive work experience. You’ll experience a varied learning environment which includes learning in the classroom and enjoyable practical sessions.

You can be a…

  • Veterinary nurse
  • Anaesthetist
  • Animal behaviourist
  • Nursing assistant
  • Livery stables manager
  • Clinical coach
  • Specialist veterinary Nurse
  • Practice Manager
  • Pet Store Adviser
  • Nutritionist

Take the next step with a career in Veterinary Care and Nursing

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Why SSC?

At South Staffordshire College our students come first, and everything we do is aimed at helping you to realise your full potential. We are about careers not courses and our expert staff will make sure you have the skills and knowledge needed to give you that competitive edge for when you start your career within your chosen industry.

As a school leaver, you will be treated as an adult, within a friendly and supportive environment. You’ll enjoy more freedom and independence, and you’ll make many new friends, all with the same passion and journey ahead as you. As an adult, we understand you may feel uneasy about returning to education, but there is no need to be. We have smaller class sizes and supportive tutors to make you feel very welcome.

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