East Durham College Animal Care Student Samantha Frost

College To Host Veterinary Nursing Open Day For Local Vets

East Durham College’s animal care team are holding an open day for veterinary practices around the north east so local vets and their staff can found out more about our veterinary nursing training courses.

Set to take place at the college’s Houghall campus in Durham, on Thursday 24th March, between 10am-4pm, the drop-in day will give vets the chance to look round our veterinary nursing facilities, talk to the staff and students about life at EDC and find out about the different course options offered.

There will also be information available about our brand new animal care facilities opening for the start of the next academic year in September 2016 as part of our £12 million pound campus redevelopment.

Lecturer in veterinary nursing at East Durham College, Kayleigh Watson, is looking forward to the day and believes it will be a great chance for vets to come along and find out what East Durham College has to offer.

Kayleigh said: “This is the first time we have held an open day specifically for veterinary practice staff and it is a fantastic opportunity for them to come along and see what we are all about.

“All the members of the veterinary nursing team and a number of current students will be on hand to talk you through the different courses and education delivery and there will also be opportunities to see our specialist equipment in use.

“We will also be able to talk you through our redevelopment of the campus which will feature a brilliant state-of-the-art animal care centre that will be home to our veterinary nursing courses as of September 2016.

East Durham College’s Houghall campus is currently undergoing a £12 million redevelopment, which will see a newly developed main building, a new animal care centre, a new indoor equine arena with 24 stable block and new agricultural buildings created on the site. The development is on course to be completed for the new academic year beginning September 2016.

For more information on the day and veterinary nursing courses at the Houghall campus, please contact Kayleigh Watson RVEN via email at kayleigh.watson@eastdurham.ac.uk or on 0191 375 4749.