Are you passionate about animals? Could you be confident, compassionate and patient with both animals and their owners? As a veterinary nurse your days will be busy, varied, challenging and rewarding: what could be better than sick animals going home happy and healthy because of your work?
"Harper Adams teaches you to be logical and analytical and that definitely helps from a nursing point of view as you develop different ways to approach a problem."
Abi Page, Stowe Veterinary Group
This is a friendly, supportive department where you'll make good friends. You'll be busy with practical work and study - there won't be a lot of spare time but enough to enjoy the university's social life and beautiful countryside location.
You'll be taught by a large, supportive team with lots of expertise and extra qualifications; vets, nurses, laboratory and farm technicians, and animal scientists specialising in physiology, nutrition, behaviour, welfare and molecular biology. Classes are small so your lecturers can get to know you and tailor the help they give you, and you'll have a personal tutor for advice and guidance.
We concentrate on companion animals and exotics but you'll have the opportunity to work with livestock on our commercial farm on campus, and horses.
All full-time BSc (Hons) students study the same modules for the first two years. In your fourth year you'll continue to concentrate on general veterinary nursing or add specialist modules in rehabilitation therapy or companion animal behaviour.