A Veterinary Nurse assists with many of the daily operations at a veterinary surgery. You might have to help veterinarians while they treat an animal or be part of surgical procedures. Your role might involve monitoring animals being treated at a vet surgery, performing necessary tests or giving animals medication. A Veterinary Nurse might have to clean equipment or cages or liaise with animal owners about the care of their pets.
Veterinary Nurses need to be passionate about animal care and have excellent animal handling skills. You’ll need to be comfortable caring for animals with a range of temperaments or who may be distressed or aggressive due to an injury or medical condition. You’ll be assisting with all sorts of veterinary procedures and surgeries so this is not a role for the faint hearted. You’ll need to be able to work as part of a team and have good communication skills when dealing with colleagues or pet owners.
There are 1 courses available for people who want to become a Veterinary Nurse.