Veterinary Nursing graduate destinations

Data obtained from

  • Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Sciences (BSc)
  • Graduates from the UK 

Responses were received from 11 UK graduates from 2019/20; this is a response rate of 61.1%


Most important activityPercentage of graduates
Paid work for an employer 90.9%
Self-employment/freelancing 0%
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 9.1%
Taking time out to travel 0%
Caring for someone 0%
Retired 0%
Unemployed and looking for work 0%
Doing something else 0%

Sector information

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 2019/20, 81.8% Veterinary Nursing graduates were working full-time in roles relating to veterinary science.

Further study

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.

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