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Study Veterinary Nursing, Animal Care or Equine

Study Vet Nursing and Animal Care at SIT - on campus or via distance learningIf you love animals and want a career in animal care, production or welfare, our courses  in Veterinary Nursing and Animal Care give you the skills and knowledge to gain employment in a variety of roles. 

With five vets on hand and a fully equipped clinic, studying Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing on-campus at SIT in Invercargill offers plenty of hands-on practice and supporting expertise. Alternatively, the SIT2LRN New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care is a great starting point for distance learning students.

Our on-campus programmes include Certificate level study in Animal Care and Animal Technology. Students can focus on companion animals, rural animals or veterinary nursing. The New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Veterinary Nursing Assistant strand) is a pre-requisite course which can lead onto the New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. Graduates of this diploma programme will have the skills and experience necessary for employment in a range of clinical, field and industry roles.

Programmes in Veterinary Nursing, Animal Care & Equine at the Telford campus

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Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

Telford

ODiploma43Veterinary Nursing, Animal Care & Equine21Telford
OCertificate43Veterinary Nursing, Animal Care & Equine21Telford
Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

* STAR/Gateway programmes are only offered to NZ Secondary Schools

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Veterinary Nursing, Animal Care & Equine courses at the Telford campus

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37 Weeks, full-time

Students with an interest in the health and handling of large animals from a veterinary perspective should enrol in this interesting and challenging programme. On successful completion of this programme, graduates will be able to work competently as rural animal technicians in a veterinary practice. 

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17 weeks, full time

The Telford Certificate in Equine covers topics such as Equine Health, Nutrition, and Agricultural Skills, as well as a range of practical skills and knowledge specific to the student's preferred industry sector. 

This programme prepares you to enter the Equine industry in roles such as rider, coach, groom, stable worker, or breeding assistant

Students can specialise in a specific strand:

  • Sporthorse (riding or coaching)
  • track riding
  • harness racing
  • breeding

 

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17 weeks

The qualification is designed for individuals who wish to gain employment in the equine industry. On completion of this programme, graduates enter the equine industry in a number of different areas such as racing stables, sport horse stables, and horse breeding farms.

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