Career pathways for RVNs
Once qualified, veterinary nurses will find a rewarding career ahead of them.
You may choose to develop an interest in different aspects of animal health, such as behaviour, alternative therapy or they may choose to further develop their skills by studying one of a number of post qualification courses that are available.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is mandatory for RVNs with 15 hours CPD being required by the RCVS per year.
RVNs may choose to embark on a career in nursing and work in large veterinary hospitals, universities or specialist referral centres. They may also take on a veterinary practice management role or become a pharmaceutical company representative.
Many RVNs also elect to follow a career in education and become college tutors and lecturers teaching the next generation of veterinary nurses.