About Us

Bottle Green Training was formed in 1999 to provide successful and accessible training for veterinary nurses in the East Midlands at a teaching facility in a Nottingham Veterinary Hospital.

Our lecture team is drawn from well qualified, experienced nurses working in practice who enthusiastically share their considerable knowledge and expertise with our students. The popular part time lecture course follows the objective syllabus and leads to the Level 3 Veterinary Nursing Diploma awarded by RCVS.

The concise lectures complement the apprenticeship route that Bottle Green continues to deliver. BGT is a privately funded organisation, trusted and supported by local veterinary practices to assist in the training of their veterinary nurses.

Unlike most colleges we specialise in Veterinary Nursing and our wealth of experience and professional knowledge enables us to offer a complete range of support to practices working with the diploma system.

BGT, as a unique organisation, firmly believes it offers the very best opportunity for both trainee and practices within both the equine and small animal industry to benefit from its expertise within these fields of veterinary nursing.

Mission Statement: “To dissolve the imaginary boundaries between subject expertise and compassionate nursing care.”

Vision: “To be the first choice in specialist Veterinary Nurse education in the East Midlands.”


  • Respect for others, even when we feel challenged.
  • Nurturing to ensure we get the best out of each and every individual.
  • Collaboration with employers to maximise staff efficiency through the development of knowledge, skills and professional responsibility.


  • That an employed apprenticeship programme offers the necessary partnership between committed employers, learners and training providers.
  • That BGT learners, whatever their starting point, develop all the personal characteristics needed to build a successful veterinary nursing career.

BGT works very closely with the RCVS www.rcvs.org.uk the veterinary nursing regulatory body and City & Guilds and CQ the veterinary nursing awarding bodies. www.cityandguilds.com, www.cqual.org.uk. You can find a lot of information regarding training to become a veterinary nurse on these websites