Brogan Krook – FdSc Veterinary Nursing Science and BSc (Hons) Zoo Biology graduate and Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN)
I started the Foundation degree in Veterinary Nursing Science at University Centre Sparsholt. I chose this course as it seemed to have the most desirable work placement schedule and some of the best veterinary nursing facilities, with a remarkable Veterinary Nursing Centre. As the class sizes were smaller, I was able to receive much more personalised support throughout the degree and the whole class are all friends for life – some of which I am lucky enough to work with today!
The course tutorâ€™s and lecturers were incredibly supportive and I feel I could not have completed this degree to the best of my ability without them! With their knowledge and guidance I successfully achieved a Merit in the FdSc degree, RVN status and even won the Plowmanâ€™s Trophy for the Best Overall Performance in the Veterinary Nursing Science degree. One of my tutorâ€™s encouraged me to consider a â€˜Top upâ€™ degree to a Bachelor of Science (Honours), as they believed in my academic potential and were aware of my interest in wildlife/exotic nursing. With this encouragement I applied for further study onto the BSc (Hons) Zoo Biology course here at Sparsholt. I have now since successfully completed this additional degree, and will be considering a Master of Science (MSc) in the future.
With my South African background, huge interest in wildlife/exotic nursing and conservation I plan to pursue a career in this field. I have also since undertaken a veterinary wildlife immobilisation course in South Africa, gaining theoretical and practical experience in African wildlife nursing.
At the moment I am working as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in an amazing emergency Veterinary Hospital that treats all emergency patients from a huge range of branch practices. This is a very exciting and fulfilling job; I get to see so many different cases all day, every day and I absolutely love being able to utilise all of my nursing knowledge and skills, whilst gaining vital emergency and critical care experience.