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Veterinary Nursing

Vet Care Assistant Student Ceara crouching in dark blue Vet Scrubs and petting a black dog

Ceara Follows her Dreams

Having worked on a stable yard since the age of 12, Ceara Anderson wanted to study something which involved animals. She had heard about SRUC from friends who had studied Animal...

Vet Care Assistant Student Laura standing outside the Vet Surgery in Mintlaw

From Marketing to Mintlaw

  After graduating with an MA in Business Economics with Marketing from the University of Dundee, Laura Rotheray worked in various roles including ten years at Aberdeenshire Council. However, when...

Nikki McKinnel at SRUC Craibstone crouching in her vet scrubs and tartan boots to place a stethoscope on a large dog that is looking up at her

From Vehicle Spraying to Veterinary Caring

After working as a vehicle body sprayer for many years, animal lover Nikki Mckinnell took the opportunity to return to study after raising her two sons – now 11 and...

Vet nurse assistant Sharon Burrows with three of her dogs Abra, Sorrel and Fera

Vets’ Pet Drama

Vet nurses from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have been getting hands-on experience of animal surgery – after their own pets fell ill. Sharon Burrows and Megan Davidson, who are studying...

Megan holding ginger cat Sully

Christmas Cat Crisis for Vet Nurse

Veterinary Nursing student Megan Davidson had her very own pet crisis during the Christmas holidays when her cat needed major surgery. Luckily, the 33-year-old from Aberdeenshire who is studying for...

Student Ambassador Q&A Sessions – Career Aspirations

We have been asking our Student Ambassadors a series of questions about their experiences studying at SRUC. In this video we asked them what their future and career aspirations are...

Staying at Barony Campus during a pandemic

By Amy Colliar, first year BSC (Hons) Veterinary Nursing student Being on campus during a pandemic has certainly been different from the normal circumstances you would expect but has been...

New Student Ambassadors for Veterinary Nursing at Barony

We are delighted to welcome some new student ambassadors at Barony for this year. For Veterinary Nursing and Animal Nursing we have Amy Colliar, Rosie Green and Morgan Gray. Amy,...

Vet Nurse Extends Caring Hand to People

An Ayrshire veterinary nursing student has extended her caring skills to people during the coronavirus pandemic. Rachel Liddell, 20, from North Ayrshire, is studying for a Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary...