Animal and Applied Science

Study Animal Care, Veterinary Nursing or Science and make use of our modern facilities including laboratories, animal room and farm.  Come and talk to one of our tutors about your study options.

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New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

Do you fancy a future working with feathers, fins and feet? This New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing will provide you with a good foundation to progress on to further animal-related study or to find employment in the animal industry.

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Abby Wolfram,

"Thanks to the dedicated tutors and practical programme content at EIT I now have a great job that I love".

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Cryn Russell

Dr Carolyn Russell

After completing a PhD in genetic engineering and fermentation technology, she launched her career in tertiary education at the University of Ballarat, lecturing in microbiology, biotechnology and food and fermentation technology, managing and delivering short courses in brewing studies and helping develop the Distance Graduate Diploma in Malting and Brewing.

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EIT labs are modern and purpose-built comprising both general and specialist laboratories and a fully equipped teaching and research winery.

The general labs, which cater for up to 60 students at any one time, are fully equipped for all sciences including wine science.  Adjacent to these is the specialist wine sensory lab and instrument lab that is equipped for advanced chemical analyses.

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EIT has modern, purpose-built specialist laboratories which cater for up to 60 students at one time.  We also have a fully equipped teaching animal care facility and 45ha sheep and beef farm with yards and woolshed.

At EIT we have a fully equipped animal facility that allows students to enjoy a mix of classroom theory, animal handling and practical experience. It houses a  varied selection of animals including chinchillas, guinea pigs, chickens, turtles and birds as well as a clinical practical room, reception area and treatment room, all of which create the ideal environment for hands on training.

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