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FdSc Veterinary Nursing Science

I looked at several universities, but University Centre Sparsholt was my favourite. I really liked the countryside campus and location close to Winchester.

I am now in the final year of my course, and I have really enjoyed my studies. I think my course is well structured and the way the lecturers teach so engagingly makes the course modules easy to break up into manageable pieces.

Activities such as practical lab lessons and animal handling have also helped to develop skills that I use every day while on placement. The great facilities on site such as the vet nursing centre also influenced my decision to choose Sparsholt.

The facilities are perfect to help you become familiar with the equipment used in practice and learn how to use them. The wet labs and dissections were very useful to help put all the anatomy knowledge into practice. The friends I made at Sparsholt I will have for life and I will cherish the memories forever. Living away from home was hard to start with but made me more independent and during the pandemic having a place to live with friends made my life so much more enjoyable.

Once I’m qualified I’d like to travel and do some work in South Africa or Australia. I think I’ll find myself in a first opinion small animal practice but would love to do a certificate in laboratory diagnostics. I know that Sparsholt helped to teach me all the skills I’ll need once I’m qualified and supported me when I needed it. Being a Sparsholt graduate will open doors for me in the industry and help me to achieve my goals.

Find out more about Veterinary Nursing Science courses at University Centre Sparsholt.