2023 Vet Nursing programmes

We have a large animal healthcare and veterinary nursing school, and have been offering high quality online/distance and on campus study for many years, producing graduates who are sought after by industry.

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Our large and experienced team are highly connected with industry and pride themselves on supporting your learning journey fully – whether that’s online or on campus.

By studying with us, you’ll gain significant industry-related work experience and benefit from our large and experienced team. There is also an opportunity to undertake a placement at the Dunedin Wildlife Hospital. 

Te Pūkenga

In 2023 our whānau will be getting bigger as all Polytechnics across New Zealand come together under one organisation – Te Pūkenga.

Te Pūkenga is building a national network of integrated learning that better meets the needs of learners, their whānau, employers and the community. It will give learners more choices and flexibility in what, where and how they learn.

Our new programmes

We’re excited to be part of Te Pūkenga's large-scale review of animal healthcare and veterinary nursing programmes.

This review is ongoing but the programmes have reached a stage where they are fully-recognised by NZQA and the last few details are just being ironed out. This means we don't have full programme details yet to include on our website and we can't open official applications (apart from for our Animal Care Certificate programme). 

But, we've created a page for each of the programmes we'll be offering from 2023 and have added all the info we have at this stage. We'll continue to add to these pages when we can. 

On these pages, you'll also have the chance to register your interest for a programme so we can touch base with you when there's more info or official applications open. 

We can't wait to be part of your study journey!

Study with us

As well as the study areas below, we may also offer programmes in Pet Grooming, Animal Rehabilitation and Equine Dental Technician. We’ll update this page with info about those study areas if/when it becomes available.

Contact us

If you want to chat about the best option for you, please email us using the button below or call us on 0800 762 786. Our experienced and dedicated staff are here to find the right pathway for you to achieve what you want to.