Charlotte Rigby – FdSc Veterinary Nursing Science graduate and registered veterinary nurse
I have always known that a career in veterinary nursing was for me. On visiting Sparsholt I fell in love with the campus and the facilities offered. The excitement of studying at an institution that had an on-site zoo was a huge part and I was also keen to have the ‘university experience’ away from home. The area is lovely, with a rural feel to the campus but close enough to the city to enjoy good connections to shopping/day trips/places to eat, and a train station with good rail links was ideal!
I really enjoyed the course. The lectures are very informative and the placement is fantastic – learning on the job whilst having the academic knowledge to back up what you are doing is very rewarding. Sparsholt offers support throughout the whole course – the teaching team are extremely friendly and passionate about what they teach and all have a specialised skill set.
In addition to essential nursing knowledge, Sparsholt allowed me to gain and develop other key employability skills and I enjoyed lots of opportunities to build confidence with public speaking. The course goes a long way to preparing you for clinical practice and the final year allows you to explore your own interests in the field. I feel Sparsholt offers a supportive community in order to study academically and practically in order to achieve success in your chosen area.