If you’ve qualified as a veterinary nurse overseas, you can find more information on how to register on the RCVS website.
There are sections containing further information on the registration process for overseas-qualified veterinary nurses, including those who have qualified from courses approved by the Accreditation Committee for Veterinary Nurse Education (ACOVENE).
If you’ve completed a qualification in veterinary nursing that has not achieved full approval by the RCVS or ACOVENE, you can also view information on pre-registration assessments.
An ‘Introduction to the UK veterinary profession – online CPD course for overseas vets and VNs’ is run by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and VDS Training.
Below you will find some case studies for veterinary nurses who qualified overseas but now work in the UK. These should help to provide some insight into the process and some of the differences. Find out about overseas-qualified nurses’ experiences and advice on the transition to nursing in the UK.