The Graduate Diploma in Professional and Clinical Veterinary Nursing has one in-take each year, usually starting in May.

Modules run consecutively and there are breaks for Christmas, Easter (2 weeks each) and in the summer (6 weeks).The pre-requisite bridging short-course, Contemporary Study Skills, includes a compulsory Orientation Week held at the Royal Veterinary College Hawkshead Campus in Potters Bar in early June. For more information about exact dates each year, please email:

Pre-requisite bridging short-course Begins Finishes
Contemporary Study Skills – 7 weeks May July

Core modules – Year One

Module Begins Finishes
Evidence-Based Veterinary Nursing – 14 weeks September December
Problem Solving in Veterinary Physiology – 14 weeks December March
Professional Studies – 10 weeks Following May Following July

Elective modules – Year Two

Module Begins Finishes
Elective Module One – 14 weeks September December
Elective Module Two – 14 weeks December March
Elective Module Three – 14 weeks April July


Please note: Elective modules will run subject to minimal (and maximum) numbers. Students will be informed before the commencement of the module in the event of a particular module choice not being available to them.

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