Veterinary Nursing graduate destinations
Data obtained from
- Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Sciences (BSc)
- Graduates from the UK
Responses were received from 12 UK graduates from 2018/19; this is a response rate of 60%
|Most important activity||Percentage of graduates|
|Paid work for an employer||75%|
|Running my own business||0%|
|Developing a creative, artistic or professional portfolio||0%|
|Voluntary/unpaid work for an employer||0%|
|Engaged in a course of study, training or research||8%|
|Taking time out to travel||0%|
|Caring for someone||0%|
|Unemployed and looking for work||8%|
|Doing something else||8%|
Most Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Science graduates are employed in first opinion general practice, large veterinary hospitals, universities or specialist referral centres. They may also decide to take on a veterinary practice management role. Some decide to work in sales, marketing and management within the commercial sector which includes pet insurance, veterinary pharmaceutical and nutrition companies.
Employers and occupations
In 2018/19, 90% Veterinary Nursing graduates were working full-time in roles relating to veterinary science.
Graduates may choose to follow a career in academia via a BVSc, MSc or PhD, or to stay within education and become college tutors and lecturers. Alternatively they may choose to develop an interest in different aspects of animal health such as behaviour or alternative therapy.