East Durham – Veterinary Nursing – Land Based Careers

Vet Nursing Courses

Browse our veterinary nursing courses below.

Courses available at East Durham College

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma for Veterinary Care Assistants


Veterinary Nursing Apprenticeship


City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Small Animals) (Year 1)

Upcoming Events

We have a range of events including open days and taster sessions that allow students to experience life at college. Here are three of our upcoming events.

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Houghall October Come to College Open Evening

10/10/2018 5-7PM
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Houghall October 31st Come to College Open Evening

31/10/2018 5-7PM
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Houghall November Come to College Open Evening

28/11/2018 5-7PM
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Vet Nursing at EDC

The college has an updated veterinary suite including an X-ray machine, anaesthesia equipment, a mock theatre and assocaited equipment, giving you a true insight into the veterinary nursing profession.

More About Vet Nursing

Vet Nursing Facts and Figures


Average Salary (Vet Nurses)


Job Openings Per Year

98% Female

2% Male

Student Testimonials

I’ve wanted to be a veterinary nurse as long as I can remember. Thanks to EDC, I just got my first job at a local vets!

- Evelyn Morris

After studying the veterinary nursing course at EDC, I was employed as a veterinary nurse at a zoo, where I get to treat a wide variety of animals.

- Liam North

Campus Information

Our Houghall Campus, in Durham, is a leading provider of land-based training and education in the North and has recently undergone an exciting £13.25 million redevelopment.

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Veterinary nursing suite
New specialist veterinary nursing training facilities including x-ray machine, anaethesia equipment and a mock theatre
Learn how to care for real animals
New specialist veterinary nursing training facilities including x-ray machine, anaethesia equipment and a mock theatre
Experienced veterinary nursing staff give you all of the tuition you need
Learn how to care for real animals
The animal care centre also houses many exotic animals such as lizards and snakes
Veterinary nursing suite
Care for small animals at our animal care centre
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East Durham College Videos

East Durham College Houghall Campus in Durham

Take a tour of the amazing facilities available at East Durham College's Houghall Campus.

Why Choose East Durham College?

East Durham College has so much to offer - find out how you can achieve your dreams with EDC.

Morning Routine of a Veterinary Nurse

Victoria Birch, vlogger and vet nurse, shows her morning at work (some graphic content in video).


If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about your future, please get in touch.