About the Veterinary Nursing Program
Veterinary Nursing Education
The Purdue Veterinary Nursing Program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and is a science based veterinary nursing program.
As an integral part of the veterinary team, veterinary nurses perform a wide range of veterinary skills:
- Nursing care, including pre and post-surgical care
- Client education
While a majority of veterinary nurses enter the profession in private veterinary practice, there are many other employment opportunities:
- Humane Societies and animal control facilities
- Biomedical Research
- Veterinary Sales
Credentialing (certification, licensure, or registration) is required in the majority of states in the United States. Candidates for credentialing must pass a national and/or state examination. Most states require that only graduates of Veterinary Nursing programs accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) are eligible to take the national credentialing exam and to become credentialed.