An Equine Veterinary Nurse works in a veterinary facility but specialises in the care of horses. Your role will be varied but could involve assisting with surgical procedures and caring for horses during their recovery. You might monitor horse injuries or medical conditions or you could assist with handling a horse while a veterinarian is examining or treating the animal. An Equine Veterinary Nurse might work at a veterinary surgery that specialises in horses or you might work for an equine operation like a stable or breeding facility.
Equine Veterinary Nurses need to have excellent horse handling skills. The horse you are dealing with may be in pain or distressed so you’ll need to be able to handle challenging behaviours. Your role will involve plenty of physical work and you’ll need good observational skills if you’re monitoring health conditions. Equine Veterinary Nurses need good communication skills because you’ll usually be working as part of a larger team.
There are 1 courses available for people who want to become a Equine Veterinary Nurse.