Study Type: School Leaver Vocational
Study Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Studied: Animal Care
Veterinary nurse Freya off to Harper Adams to take top up degree
Studying animal sciences at Derby College has put veterinary nurse Freya Munro ‘in a really good place’.
Freya, now 20, has always wanted to work on the agricultural side of vet care and will be starting a top up degree at Harper Adams University in Shropshire later this year.
She has just completed her veterinary nursing degree at Nottingham Trent University and is currently working at an animal practice in Nottingham.
After GCSEs, Freya stayed on at school to take A-levels but hated it and left after one week. Still keen to study for a career working with animals, she enrolled on the two-year Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management (science pathway) at Broomfield Hall.
She said: “College was good. I liked the people and I learned such a lot from our lecturers – not just about animal management but about their own experiences of the veterinary industry.
“They’ve worked in the animal sector and are so knowledgeable. We were able to ask them lots of questions and hear their opinions.
I also liked being around the animals at college. In the first year we spent time at Broomfield’s stables and farm, which was great as I want to go into the agricultural side of veterinary care.
“During the second year we did a lot more with exotic animals. I’m not really a snake person – I’m more of a cat person – but that experience has helped me get over my fear of snakes a little bit.”
Freya, who always knew she wanted a career in the veterinary sector, highly recommends her level 3 diploma at DCG.
She added: “Vet nursing is a great career with plenty of job opportunities. Going to Broomfield Hall has put me in a really good place and I’m now doing what I was always meant to do.”
College was good. I liked the people and I learned such a lot from our lecturers – not just about animal management but about their own experiences of the veterinary industry.