Wales' first and only school of veterinary science is to start its veterinary nursing degree course in September. 

The Veterinary Nursing foundation degree at Aberystwyth University combines theoretical and practical learning, with a year-long work placement in a veterinary practice as an integral part of the programme.

Facilities at the university include a clinical skills lab, research and anatomy laboratories, equine teaching centre and university farms.

A mock veterinary clinic is being developed and will allow students to prepare for clinical placements in a simulated environment.

The School of Veterinary Science at Aberystwyth University has been training veterinary students since it was officially opened in December 2021 by King Charles III.

Emma Anscombe-Skirrow, Senior Lecturer and Veterinary Nursing Lead said: “The success of Wales’ only School of Welsh Veterinary Science since it opened is fantastic to see.

"The addition of vet nursing studies to the veterinary degree that is already being taught here is a great opportunity to expand the School's educational provision."

Inquiries about the veterinary nursing course and applications can be made by emailing:

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