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    Hello everyone just wanted to get some advise , I am hairdresser and have been in salons since I was 13 I am now 24 and I want to become a veterinary nurse and not sure where you start as I have no experience in that Industry , I was wondering if I go back to collage or university , can someone help me in the right direction ?? Xx
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    No such thing as too old! I know someone in their 30s who is training to be a vet nurse, and I'm sure they're far from the oldest to have decided on that path.

    I would advise reading some of the RCVS Guidance on Veterinary Nurse Training.

    In short, you can either train in a practice or do a degree (which is three or four years).

    You can find information on universities' websites about entry requirements for the course, for example RVC's requirements can be found here. My main advice at this point however would be to do some work experience in some practices to get an idea of whether this is truly what you want to do.
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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    No such thing as too old! I know someone in their 30s who is training to be a vet nurse, and I'm sure they're far from the oldest to have decided on that path.

    I would advise reading some of the RCVS Guidance on Veterinary Nurse Training.

    In short, you can either train in a practice or do a degree (which is three or four years).

    You can find information on universities' websites about entry requirements for the course, for example RVC's requirements can be found here. My main advice at this point however would be to do some work experience in some practices to get an idea of whether this is truly what you want to do.
    Thank you for your help xxx
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    (Original post by Lcarr93)
    Hello everyone just wanted to get some advise , I am hairdresser and have been in salons since I was 13 I am now 24 and I want to become a veterinary nurse and not sure where you start as I have no experience in that Industry , I was wondering if I go back to collage or university , can someone help me in the right direction ?? Xx
    Definitely not, I know nurses who have qualified in their 40s/50s! Plus 24 really is not old at all. As what has already been said, it is best to get some experience and then making sure you meet the entry requirements for a level 3 diploma or a degree course.
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    I second LTC that getting work experience in a few clinics would be a good idea to give you an idea of the job and skills required. It will also give you contacts could could lead to a job offer or placement in the future.

    I know an RVN who retired from her 'career' job and became a vet nurse so you're definitely not too old!
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    (Original post by Lcarr93)
    Hello everyone just wanted to get some advise , I am hairdresser and have been in salons since I was 13 I am now 24 and I want to become a veterinary nurse and not sure where you start as I have no experience in that Industry , I was wondering if I go back to collage or university , can someone help me in the right direction ?? Xx
    I'm 23 and am just starting my journey to be a vet nurse! I've been a care worker for a few years. You're not too old! You can do it! I'm gonna be doing lots of volunteering, shadowing and completing an access to science course before applying for a uni course x
 
 
 
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