Otago Polytechnic

 Information for new students



 Certificate in Rural Animal Technology

 National Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

 New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology - Veterinary Nursing Assistant

 New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing



 There are compulsory textbooks for each programme. See below for details:

 New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Veterinary Nursing Assistant) Level 5:

 Title:BSAVA Textbook of Veterinary Nursing 5th Edition
 Author: Cooper, B. et al,

 ISBN: 9781905319268

 Title: Dictionary of Veterinary Nursing 3rd Edition

 ISBN: 9780080452654


 It is assumed you already have the texbooks required for New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology, Veterinary Nursing Assistant as this is the pre-requisite programme.  If you do not, then we recommend you order these. 

 New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care (Companion animals) Level 3:

 Title: Animal Biology & Care, 3rd Edition

 Author: Dallas, S and Jewell, E

 ISBN: 9781118276068

Textbooks can be ordered on-line from the University Book Shop.  Books must be paid for at time of ordering. http://www.unibooks.co.nz/2016-otago-polytechnic/veterinary-nursing


We also recommend that you have access to a Veterinary Dictionary.  Many of the words used in the veterinary profession will be new to you and it is important to become familiar with these words and phrases. The School of Veterinary Nursing has a growing collection of e-books which are available to download free from the Robertson library- see below for more details.