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Hi everyone,

I am hoping to study a degree in Veterinary Nursing next year and have been offered an interview at Askham Bryan College. Is Askham good? I have heard so many mixed reviews of it and really want to know if the vet nursing degree there is good or not? I don’t want to study there if it’s a bad college and does not have a good reputation! If anyone knows anything about it please let me know! Thank youu
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I personally do not like Askham Bryan college because they messed me about when i appiled to do vet nursing earlier this year. After applying at Askham Bryan it took over a onth before i had a response from them regarding if i haave got an interview or not, that was only because i emnailed them asking for a response. To cut a long story short, i hnever got an interview with them because in order to do the level 3 diploma in veterinary nursing with them your placement have to pay you since theier level 3 dip course in vet nursing is 3 years when normally the level 3 is 2 years. My placement were unable to pay me due to thier budget. I explained this to Askham Bryan and they kept telling me that i have to be paid by my placement, i told them that i understand that and that i was ringing to inform them that i was not able to do thier level 3 diploma course because of that.
After that, i never got an email confirming that i did not make it to the interview stage...

I am now studying vet nursing elsewhere and i have spoken to a few people regarding Askham Bryan who have all agreed on the fact that they are poor at communicating. From my experience... go somewhere else! Besides... why would you want to spend an extra year doing a course that is normally a year less?? You will just end up with a bigger student loan bill to pay at the end.

I dont see the point in vet nursing degree courses either because again, degree courses tend to be 3 years... however, no matter what level you study vet nursing at you will only be doing the same job at the end of it and earnign the same amount. Having a degree in vet nursing does not make you a better nurse and you will not be looked down on if you dont have a degree.
Someone who has done vet nursing for many years with a level 3 diploma will probably be better at the job than a newly qualified degree vet nurse.
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Anyone know what the facilities are like at Askham
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(Original post by Elsa.F)
I personally do not like Askham Bryan college because they messed me about when i appiled to do vet nursing earlier this year. After applying at Askham Bryan it took over a onth before i had a response from them regarding if i haave got an interview or not, that was only because i emnailed them asking for a response. To cut a long story short, i hnever got an interview with them because in order to do the level 3 diploma in veterinary nursing with them your placement have to pay you since theier level 3 dip course in vet nursing is 3 years when normally the level 3 is 2 years. My placement were unable to pay me due to thier budget. I explained this to Askham Bryan and they kept telling me that i have to be paid by my placement, i told them that i understand that and that i was ringing to inform them that i was not able to do thier level 3 diploma course because of that.
After that, i never got an email confirming that i did not make it to the interview stage...

I am now studying vet nursing elsewhere and i have spoken to a few people regarding Askham Bryan who have all agreed on the fact that they are poor at communicating. From my experience... go somewhere else! Besides... why would you want to spend an extra year doing a course that is normally a year less?? You will just end up with a bigger student loan bill to pay at the end.

I dont see the point in vet nursing degree courses either because again, degree courses tend to be 3 years... however, no matter what level you study vet nursing at you will only be doing the same job at the end of it and earnign the same amount. Having a degree in vet nursing does not make you a better nurse and you will not be looked down on if you dont have a degree.
Someone who has done vet nursing for many years with a level 3 diploma will probably be better at the job than a newly qualified degree vet nurse.
Thank you for this, I think I’m still going to go to the interview. Really, that’s so bad! Have you visited the College, what are the facilities like?
I’m only doing a degree in vet nursing to get a better incite into the Job. I have done a Level 3 in Animal Behaviour and management as there were no vet nursing diplomas close to me and I’m now ready to move to do a degree elsewhere. Plus, I want to register as a vet nurse with the RCVS as it’s higher paid and you can only do this if you have at least a foundation degree
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(Original post by Em234)Thank you for this, I think I’m still going to go to the interview. Really, that’s so bad! Have you visited the College, what are the facilities like?
I’m only doing a degree in vet nursing to get a better incite into the Job. I have done a Level 3 in Animal Behaviour and management as there were no vet nursing diplomas close to me and I’m now ready to move to do a degree elsewhere. Plus, I want to register as a vet nurse with the RCVS as it’s higher paid and you can only do this if you have at least a foundation degree

Well done for getting the interview! At least they actually got back to you (surprising!). Go to that interview no matter what i have told you because at the end of the day if vet nursing is something you really want to do then you will take every given oportunity. Also, you last part of your previous message which reads; "I want to register as a vet nurse with the RCVS as it’s higher paid and you can only do this if you have at least a foundation degree" is completely incorrect.
ALL vet nurses are registered through the RCVS, that is the only way. When I qualify from my level 3 diploma vet nursing course I will be a Registered vet nurse as well because ONLY the RCVS holds the registers for vet nurses and if you are not registered through the RCVS then you are not a qualified RVN. Every assignment and exam I do is monitored, controlled and set by the RCVS and when I qualify my certificate to prove I am a registered vet nurse will come from the RCVS. Even my NPL is set by the RCVS.

Having a degree will NOT give you a higher pay. Like I said previously, you will end up doing the exact same job as someone studying a level 3 diploma (which is why I personally think the degree is pointless) It is not necessarily the RCVS that set your wage but the practice you are employed by. You can be paid more if you specialised in certain areas I suppose, but in order to do that, you would need to do additional courses (CPD's) which are ONLY available to you once you have qualified.
The only time that I personally think the degree is useful is if you want to become a lecturer as you will require to have a degree in that case.

At the end of the day, it is your choice. I personally do not see the point of the degree course because why would I spend an extra year learning what I am currently learning on the level 3 to only end up doing the same job and earning the same amount. Having a degree will not make you any better of a nurse because becoming a skilled nurse comes with experience... years of experience that is.There was once a time when vet nursing degrees did not exist and the level 3 was the only option.
The foundation degree in vet nursing is a very new thing as it only came about in 2004. The foundation degree was created by a lady called Hilary Orpet who also invented the Ability model with Andrea Jeffery which is the only nursing model specifically designed for vet nurses. Hilary Orpet is now a vet nurse lecturer at Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in London and Andrea Jeffery is also a vet nursing lecturer at Bristol University and is the director of the veterinary nursing course. These two will have originally qualified as RVN with a level 3 diploma as the degree did not exist at the time and now look how at how skilled they are in the profession.
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