About the Level 3 Diploma in Equine Veterinary Nursing 

The Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Equine) is a qualification that will allow the holder to work as a registered equine nurse anywhere in the country, as well as being recognised in many other countries, too.


It is a two year course that is awarded by VetSkills and regulated by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). It involves six blocks of study at our centre, of one week each amounting to 600 hours in total, which along with online work will provide the theoretical basis of your learning. 


This is supported by 1800 hours of practical work to be completed at your registered Training Practice, overseen by a qualified professional.


The course includes ten modules, covering diagnostic principles, pharmacology, anesthesia and surgery, and practical nursing skills, and is assessed by a combination of portfolio work, assignments, online examinations and practical examinations. 

What You'll Be Studying

Year 1
Year 2

Practical Equine Veterinary Nursing Skills 1

Practical Equine Veterinary Nursing Skills 2


Pharmacology and Dispensary Management

Assignment /case study

Surgical Nursing and Patient Care

Principles of Equine Veterinary Nursing Care 1

Principles of Equine Veterinary Nursing Care 2

Diagnostic Principles

Life Stage Equine Nursing Care and Support

Professional Equine Veterinary Nursing Responsibilities

Equine Anaesthesia and Theatre Nursing Skills