Make an impact in the lives of animals by becoming a veterinary nurse! In just a few short years you could be working with animals in a clinic, hospital, zoo, or shelter! Our flexible degree programs allow you to learn at your own pace.
Start your career with us! Purdue's Veterinary Nursing program is ranked #1 in the nation by TheBestColleges.org. Our hands-on experience with animals, small class sizes, flexible degree options, financial aid opportunities, and state-of-the-art facilities make Purdue the perfect choice for you.
Earn Your Bachelor's Degree at Purdue University's Main Campus
This program is best suited for students who can:
Graduates of the On-Campus Program earn a Bachelor of Science degree.
Earn Your Entire Associate Degree Remotely
This program is best suited for students who:
Graduates of the Distance Learning Program earn an associate degree in Applied Science.
Veterinary nurses are credentialed professionals similar to human nurses. Veterinary nurses are also anesthetists, surgery technicians, radiology technicians, medical laboratory technicians, and dental hygienists.
Purdue's veterinary nursing program has been AVMA accredited since 1976 and is one of only four AVMA accredited veterinary nursing programs in the country affiliated with a College of Veterinary Medicine.
Veterinary nursing students work with a variety of animals including small animals, large animals, laboratory animals, and exotics.
Purdue's veterinary nursing students have a 90-95% first-time pass rate on the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE).
Career opportunities include:
Accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association