Congratulations! You've been shortlisted for an interview
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.
You will be required to submit the following clear scanned documents on an online platform:
Your work experience reference letter should be in the following format to maximise your success:
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, a holistic approach will be taken in relation to applications for the 2022/23 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.
In addition to veterinary practice work experience, the following types of wok experience are also really useful for your application and future career:
There are also online veterinary work experience courses that you can take part in, if you are struggling to find work experience placements in the veterinary sector.
You should expect your online interview to take up to an hour.
Please bring along your current passport, EU ID or a Driving Licence photo card.
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.
The on campus interview will consist of some tasks and professional discussions in small groups. you do not need to prepare anything for the interview but the following links will be useful to view before you attend:
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:
After you have been successful at your interview, you will be required to do an Online Test.
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.
We aim to contact you within seven working days to inform you of the outcome of your interview and test. If you are successful we will update your UCAS track record with your offer and the conditions you need to meet. You will also receive an email from us if you have been successful.
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.