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.
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:
Your skills and qualities
You should expect to spend around three to four hours with us. You will need to bring along a form of ID such as your passport or driving license.
The on-line 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.
We have asked to see evidence of work experience that you have undertaken in a Veterinary Practice. We require at least 4 weeks, of which 2 weeks should have been undertaken prior to your interview and within the last two years.
Work experience must be supported by a satisfactory reference(s) which needs to be:
If you have completed the work and not received the reference, contact the practice and advise them that you need the reference letter in order for your application to Middlesex University to progress.
Any other experience working with animals, caring for others, employment and team participation is of interest to us and should also be evidenced.
Any additional animal handling experience such as rescue/wildlife/animal charity/kennel/cattery is helpful but not a substitute for experience in veterinary practice.
Please bring your ORIGINAL documents and a set of photocopy.
Please bring along your original documents and a set of photocopies of same for retention by the Admissions Tutor.
You will be asked to discuss the following Veterinary Nursing topics at your interview. We want to see that you have researched and, where necessary, considered your response carefully and are able to provide a rationale for your answer.
There will be a professional discussion that will be a group based task. Please research and make notes on the following topics and note that you will not be able to bring these notes into the interview.
Raw feeding – is it suitable for domestic cats and dogs? What are the key issues?
A client would like some advice regarding what pet to get their children who are aged 5 and 7 years old. They would like the children to be actively involved in the care of the pet and have already decided that a cat or dog are not suitable for their current lifestyle and commitments. What advice will you give them?