Congratulations on being invited for or a test or interview for our Veterinary Nursing courses.
This is an opportunity for us to find out about you and your journey so far. Remember that there are no trick questions and we'll try our best to make you feel comfortable and at ease.
In order to prepare for your interview, please read the course specific interview questions below.
During the interview, we will be looking for the following knowledge:
We highly recommend you read the following material for additional information and guidance given by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) relating to recruitment for veterinary nursing programmes:
You should expect your online interview to take up to an hour. You will need to bring along a form of ID such as your current passport or driving license.
The online initial assignment is designed to evaluate the level at which you are currently working in English and Maths, at the end of each assessment the system will provide you with confirmation of the result that will also be available to us.
You should ensure that you exercise due diligence in completing these tests to achieve the best result to demonstrate your ability.
Please read our assessment guide for more information.
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, a holistic approach will be taken in relation to applications for the 2021/22 academic year.
We realise that it is significantly harder to gain work experience in veterinary practice due to COVID-19 restrictions, however we recommend that you provide some level of veterinary practice as experience as it will greatly assist with your application.
Please bring along your current passport, EU ID or a Driving Licence photo card.
You will be required to submit the following clear scanned documents on an online platform:
In preparation for your interview, please prepare a short presentation on the following scenario. The presentation can be in a format of your choice (e.g. PowerPoint, Prezi, verbal, written) and should be no longer than 5 minutes.
A client presents their 10 week old kitten to the veterinary surgeon as her leg is very sore and she is not eating. The veterinary surgeon advises the client that the leg is fractured; there are several options in terms of treatment:
Having considered the options the client asks the veterinary surgeon to euthanase the kitten; it will be the cheapest and easiest option for them.
Are there any other options for this patient?
In order to prepare for this task you may wish to review some animal charity websites and also The Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses/Veterinary Surgeons.
This undergraduate course has been jointly developed, delivered and assessed by Middlesex University and The College of Animal Welfare and is the first of its kind in Europe. It offers a unique opportunity to study a degree in veterinary nursing and has direct accredited status by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)
Watch our video as Claire Defries takes you through what you can expect on this amazing course.