The Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing is a three year, full time degree offered by the University of Pretoria, with the practical component being conducted at the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital. This degree is currently the only course in South Africa that is recognized by The South African Veterinary Council as adequate to qualify students as veterinary nurses. Details of where to get this training can be obtained from:


Mev Karen Ras 


Tel: 012 529 8476



University of Pretoria

Tel: (012) 420 4111

Fax:  (012) 362 5168