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Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing

The Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing is an advanced professional qualification awarded by the RCVS and is available only to qualified and registered veterinary nurses.

If you have any questions about the Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing or you need more information, please contact the Veterinary Nursing Department on 020 7202 0788 or

Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing framework

The modular style framework for the Diploma leads to awards in either small animal or equine nursing, or veterinary nursing education.

Visit the RCVS Knowledge Library and Information Service (page will open in a new window) to see how to access the catalogue and electronic journals and for details of their other services and charges.

Dip AVN course providers

  • Myerscough College (in conjunction with the University of Central Lancashire) is accredited to offer the Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing.  There will be no new enrolments on the Diploma after September 2020.

Most fees are due to the course provider, so please enquire with them about their latest rates.

When you register with the RCVS as an Advanced Diploma student, which should normally be after you have completed at least one module, there will be an initial indexing fee, with an annual indexing fee  for subsequent years.

At the end of the course there will be a fee payable to the RCVS for the final assessment.

Visit the fees page for the most up to date information on fees.

Pass lists

The pass lists for the Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (modular framework) can be downloaded below: