Central College of Animal Studies was established in 2005, by practising veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses looking to educate, train and develop veterinary and allied professionals working within the veterinary environment. Our aim is the same today as it was then. The College offers undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD training programmes in veterinary medicine and nursing. Our central tenet is that to continually improve animal welfare and deliver an excellent professional service, it is essential that the skills, expertise and professional values acquired over a lifetime of care be passed from one generation to the next.

Benefits of training with us

  • We assist you to secure a placement in practice
  • Local centres mean that we bring the college to you
  • Small class sizes offer high levels of student support.


Our veterinary nursing courses are accredited by Central Qualifications (CQ). Graduates of our Veterinary Nursing course will be able to apply to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) to become Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVN). The requirements for gaining the RCVS Veterinary Nursing Licence to Practice are written into the course content, ensuring our students not only have the skills and knowledge to practice, but they also understand the professionally recognised standards set by the Veterinary Nurses Council.