A career in veterinary practice is both challenging and extremely rewarding. If you want to be a vet or a nurse, we recommend that you build a strong portfolio of work experience in a variety of related areas. For work experience at Mill House, apply for our Work Inspiration programme here. Places are limited and you must be over 15 years old.
A career as a veterinary surgeon
For information on becoming a vet, visit walks of life here. All practising vets in the United Kingdom are members of our national regulatory body the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, follow this link for career and training information.
There are seven Veterinary Schools in the UK awarding degree qualifications in Veterinary Medicine. Sarah Colegrave, Judy Mosedale and Adele Fryers qualified from the University of Cambridge Veterinary School. Michael Morter, Kyle Martino and Helen Nelson qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London. The other UK veterinary schools are Liverpool, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol and Nottingham.
A career as a veterinary nurse
For information about becoming a veterinary nurse, visit www.rcvs.org or look at the British Veterinary Nursing Association website. There are three routes to becoming a veterinary nurse either through vocational training or higher education as follows –
- Employed – the level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing can be undertaken alongside employment as part of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Veterinary Nursing.
- Full time education – undertake the level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing with a placement in practice and 2 days a week at college for the first year and 1 day in the second year. This is an unpaid volunteer placement and applications are made through the college course provider, so contact them directly.
- Higher education – as part of your studies towards the Degree in Veterinary Nursing or Foundation degree you will need to undertake block placements. These are unpaid volunteer placements and applications are made in conjunction with the university.
To register your interest in a future opportunity with Mill House, please click here.