Animal Management and Veterinary Nursing

Study Animal Management or Veterinary Nursing and make use of our modern facilities including a purpose built simulation veterinary clinic, animal care facility and science labs. Come and talk to one of our tutors about your study options.

Graduate Rebecca Renner

Rebecca Renner has recently completed the NZ Certificate in Animal Technology (Veterinary Nursing Assistant) Strand [Level 5] and the NZ Diploma in Veterinary Nursing [Level 6] online whilst working part-time at Vet Ent in Havelock North.  Bex has always loved animals and loves her job at Vet Ent.

Veterinary Nursing Scholarships

Vet Services Hawkes Bay, Vet Services Dannevirke & Vet Services Wairarapa are proud to offer a number of scholarships to students undertaking studies in a Veterinary Nursing programme through an approved New Zealand tertiary educational provider.

SPCA Pet Insurance provide the SPCA Pet Insurance Future Animal Carer’s Grant (the Grant) aimed at  supporting people who are interested in getting into roles which are related to Veterinary Medicine, Animal Care and Animal Sciences.


Vet nurse course @ EIT : Supporting patient during surgery.

The Centre for Veterinary Nursing at EIT | Te Pūkenga Hawke’s Bay campus has a fully equipped teaching animal care facility which allows students to enjoy a mix of classroom theory, animal handling and practical experience. It houses a varied selection of animals including rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, turtles and birds.  The campus also has a simulation veterinary clinic which has a clinical practical room, reception area and treatment room, all of which create the ideal environment for hands on training.


Our laboratories are modern and purpose-built comprising both general and specialist laboratories.

The general laboratories, which cater for up to 60 students at any one time, are fully equipped for all sciences.