Equine Nursing Opportunity

We have a full-time vacancy for a qualified equine nurse (REVN) to join our friendly team at Bourton Vale Equine Clinic; a tier two, 12 vet first opinion and referral equine practice near Stow-On –The –Wold, Gloucestershire.

This is a varied and interesting position involving work in all clinical areas of the practice including theatre, diagnostic imaging, laboratory and in-patient care. It is an ideal opportunity to gain experience in a wide variety of skills.

We operate a 1 in 4 on-call rota so as accommodation is not provided, applicants will be required to live, or relocate, within 30 minutes of the practice.

We welcome applicants who are currently completing their training

Please apply with CV to: richard.tyler@bvec.co.uk
Or phone us on 01451 830137 for an informal chat

Careers with Animals Day – 29th March 2014

Do you dream of working with animals?

Confused over your career options?

Not sure how to get started?

If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, why not come along to the Careers With Animals Day at the College of Animal Welfare and talk to the professionals!


The Open College of Equine Studies will be presenting a talk on
Courses for Horses: an introduction to equine qualifications and careers.

This is an excellent opportunity to discuss your future equine career with us face to face and see what equine programmes we can offer you!

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Equine Nutrition Seminars 28th – 30th April 2014

Equine Anatomy, Physiology and Nutritional Biochemistry
Sward/Pasture Management
Equine Nutrition
Advances in Equine Nutrition
Equine Sports Nutrition

  • Choose to attend half a day, a whole day or all three!
  • Open to everyone whether it be for personal interest or professional development
  • Delivered by subject experts, learn from the best
  • Comprehensive study materials provided
  • CPD Certificates available
  • Option to upgrade to a TOCES or BTEC validated unit certificate*
  • Lunch and refreshments included

*Includes grading of two work assignments and required assessments for unit completion; may require attendance at a further study week to complete assessment; additional fees will apply.

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Book your place now in two easy steps:

1. Pay the registration fee through PayPal using the dropdown box below
2. Complete the booking form below







Equine Biomechanics Day

Centaur Biomechanics, founded in 2006, by Russell Guire, is a company which specialises in horse and rider performance analysis. Serving the equine industry in providing the latest software and techniques available to help improve performance and maintain soundness of both the horse and rider.

Russell Guire will be holding an Equine Biomechanics Day at The Open College of Equine Studies on 30th April 2014 and we invite everyone who has an interest in learning about this fascinating science to attend.

Cost: £110 including lunch

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Would you like a career in equine veterinary practice or equine rehabilitation?

BTEC First and Advanced Diploma: Equine Nursing Technician Programmes

  • Study around your own commitments towards a new career!
  • Designed for those who would like to work in equine veterinary practice, equine rehabilitation or welfare centres.
  • BTEC Level 2 and 3 programmes validated by Edexcel
  • Printed and online learning materials supported with a series  of 4 day study weeks (approx. 3 x per year or 1x per year for international students)
  • We have students from all around the world!

Do you already work in Veterinary Practice but would like to become an RVN?

City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Equine Pathway)
City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Equine Pathway)
(Top Up for Small Animal RVNs)

  • RCVS Approved Programme
  • Accredited by City & Guilds
  • Printed and online learning materials supported with a series of 4 day study weeks (approx. 3 x per year for the Full Diploma)
  • Continue to work full time in practice!
  • RCVS Training Practice approval can be arranged*

Download the enrolment pack here!

Contact us for more information