Are you interested in a fast paced, medical science-based profession? A profession centered on the health and welfare of animals? A career providing you the opportunity to educate the public on the human-animal bond and support the One Health initiative? If this sounds like your passion, then Veterinary Nursing is the profession for you. The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine offers several educational pathways for you to achieve your goal.
The Purdue Veterinary Nursing program is a science-based curriculum and is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Educational pathways include Bachelor and Associate degree options.
On Campus Education
We offer a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Nursing as our premier program. This option is recommended for students who do not have a previous degree. It is a full-time, undergraduate program and successful applicants must meet competitive admission criteria.
We also offer the Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS). This option is recommended for students with a previous degree. The AAS degree is a requirement to become credentialed as a veterinary nurse/technician.
For those students who cannot attend on-campus, we offer an on-line Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Nursing. The curriculum is designed to allow a student to gain the knowledge, information, and the skills necessary to practice as a veterinary nurse. This program is for students who are self-directed, self-motivated, and self-disciplined. This option allows students to take classes on a part-time basis while maintaining their current residence and employment.