RVC introduces... 

***NEW*** Fellowships in Veterinary Nursing 

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Fellowships in Veterinary Nursing.  

Join the Next Generation of Veterinary Nursing Excellence 

Are you a passionate and driven Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) seeking to take your career to new heights? The RVC’s Queen Mother Hospital for Animals (QMHA) is launching its groundbreaking Fellowships in Veterinary Nursing.  

Successful candidates will join a team of over 130 specialised RVNs in one of the largest and most advanced veterinary teaching hospitals in the world and receive full-fee scholarships for the RVC’s Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Nursing (fully RCVS accredited).  This is an exclusive opportunity to advance your skills, specialise in one of three exciting pathways:

  • Emergency & Critical Care or  
  • Anaesthesia & Analgesia or
  • Medical Nursing 

How does it work? 

The Clinical Nursing Fellowship will run from January 2025 to October 2026, for 22 months. A place on the fellowship results in automatic enrolment on the RVC’s Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Nursing in chosen specialism in Emergency & Critical Care or Anaesthesia & Analgesia or Medical Nursing. 

What’s included? 

Salary of c£29k p/a 

Full-fee scholarship to undertake the RVC’s Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (an RCVS postgraduate accredited CertAVN) 


  • 30-day annual leave allowance (+bank holidays) 
  • Up to five study days 
  • Free in-house CPD 
  • Onsite café and restaurant 
  • Free membership to on-site Fitness and Wellbeing Centre 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Extensive induction & training (no referral experience required) 

Dates for Fellowship Applications

Why Choose an RVC Fellowship in Veterinary Nursing? 

  • Accelerated Career Growth: With our RVN Fellowship, you'll fast-track your career by gaining hands-on experience in a prestigious referral and specialist practice setting. 
  • Accredited Qualification: Align your RVC CertAVN qualification with the RCVS-accredited CertAVN, earning a distinguished qualification recognised throughout the veterinary community. 
  • Tailored Specialisations: Choose from three dynamic pathways – Emergency & Critical Care, Anaesthesia & Analgesia, or Medical Nursing – based on your passion and clinical preference.
  • Financial Support: Benefit from a full-fee scholarship for the CertAVN course, ensuring your professional development is our top priority. 
  • Unique Selling Point: The RVN Fellowship sets you apart, offering a distinguished "Fellowship" title that distinguishes you from traditional internships and residencies. 
  • Exceptional Exposure: Experience an exceptional referral VN environment, working alongside experts and specialists in cutting-edge veterinary care. 

Register your interest to receive more information

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