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Why Choose Us?

About the School

Our aim is to provide the best education in equine nursing, through tuition delivered by teachers with decades of clinical experience and expertise.

We can do this because of our origins, as a joint collaboration between Liphook Equine Hospital – one of the most extensive and well-equipped equine hospitals in the country – and VetPartners, a veterinary group focused on supporting the profession.


We offer the opportunity for trainee nurses to study for a Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Equine), a two year course that will prepare you for a career in specialist equine nursing, regulated by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. We ask that candidates only apply if they are currently working in a practice that either is an approved equine Training Practice, or is aiming to become one. You will also need to hold five GCSEs, C/4 or above, including maths, science and English.


Our nursing school was established because we believe that qualified vets and nurses, who are passionate about passing on their experience and skills, are best placed to offer comprehensive learning and to prepare you for a successful and fulfilling career.

With the facilities and expertise of Liphook Equine Hospital and the support of the VetPartners structure, we believe VetPartners Nursing School is in a perfect position to deliver that.

About Liphook

Liphook Equine Hospital is one of the largest specialist equine veterinary practices in the UK. We are a fully equipped, state-of-the-art referral hospital and centre of excellence that aims to provide compassionate, high quality veterinary services to horses, ponies and donkeys entrusted to our care. 

Our nursing team is the largest equine nursing team in the UK and many of our nurses have specialist equine nursing qualifications, meaning you will have a wide range of influences and support during your time studying with us.

We are committed to remaining at the forefront of equine medicine and surgery, enabling us to provide the most up to date and appropriate care for both our patients and their owners, who come to us at our practice on the border of Hampshire and West Sussex, and are referred from around the UK.


About VetPartners

Established in November 2015, the VetPartners group includes small animal, equine and farm animal practices. We have more than 4,600 employees working in over 400 sites across the UK and from our headquarters in York. 

Our equine division has a diverse range of practices and expertise within the group. The collaborative approach across VetPartners enables us to share the expertise, knowledge and experience of some highly talented team members at leading UK equine practices.

We are growing all the time, and our practices are thriving, offering fantastic development opportunities for anybody who joins our team.

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Meet The Team

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About the Level 3 Equine Veterinary Diploma


How To

Become an RCVS Training Practice

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