New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

Otago Polytechnic Ltd

Subject area

Veterinary Assisting

Qualification

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Entry requirements

Candidates must have completed the requirements of the Veterinary Nursing Assistant strand of the New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) [Ref: 2490] prior to entering this qualification.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to prepare individuals as a veterinary nursing care professional by providing them with the skills, knowledge and attributes needed to help animals attain, maintain or recover optimal health and quality of life. Graduates will also be able to practice sustainably and to engage in on-going learning in the field.

This qualification is targeted at individuals who have already completed the Veterinary Nursing Assistant strand of New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) [Ref: 2490] or equivalent and who seek to further their veterinary nursing education.

This qualification will provide individuals with technical veterinary nursing skills in a clinical environment as well as the ability to manage patients and clients, and follow protocols in all aspects of clinical veterinary practice.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Veterinary Studies at this level can earn:

$38,000

Median earnings one year after study

$43,000

Median earnings two years after study

$48,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

83%

Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Ann Sinclair Trust Tertiary Grant

Provided by:

Presbyterian Support Central

Website:

http://www.psc.org.nz/

Value:

Refer to application organisation.

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Elsie and Laura Lehmann Trust

Provided by:

Massey University

Website:

http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/admission/scholarships-bursaries-awards/

Value:

At the discretion of the Selection Committee

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 762 786
Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870
Email: info@op.ac.nz
Web: http://https://www.op.ac.nz/

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Sources

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