Becoming a vet
Veterinary surgery is a popular careers choice with a broad range of possibilities. Vets work in private clinical practice, teaching, research, government, public health, the military and private industry.
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) provides more information about admission to university, work experience and reading lists.
Is a veterinary degree right for you?
Edinburgh University have produced a free online course
Do you have what it takes to be a veterinarian? which has a basic view of what's involved in the first year of a veterinary medicine degree. The course will take 2-3 hours a week for 5 weeks and is aimed at A-level students. An introduction film is below.
Surrey University have published a
week in the life of a veterinary student.
The Association of Veterinary Students (AVS) have written some
useful guidance on getting in to vet school.
Studying veterinary medicine in the UK
There are six Universities in England and two in Scotland that offer Veterinary degree courses.
The Which? University pages offer a comprehensive information about studying for a veterinary degree including a comparison of all the UK courses.
Financial support for veterinary studies
Find out how veterinary graduates coped with their student debt and what advice they would give to prospective vet students in our blog post
Becoming a vet... is it worth the student debt?
University fees can be expensive, but there are
grants and bursaries (56 KB PDF) available that might help.
student finance calculator to work out your entitlement.
Funding advice is also available in the
UCAS guidance on finance and through each veterinary school:
Life as a vet
Veterinary medicine is a broad subject and can lead to a range of careers.
The Association of Veterinary Students (AVS) has published
recent graduate profiles to provide an insight to life as a vet and the career options available.
Veterinary Record has also published a series of
ten minute chats with vets who work in a large variety of roles including:
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