Becoming a vet

Veterinary medicine is a popular career choice and a veterinary degree is a passport to a huge range of opportunities. Vets work in clinical practice, teaching, research, government, public health, the military, and private industry.

The 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.

Articles from My Vet Future

We have a dedicated careers hub with lots of information for secondary school students considering veterinary medicine at University including:

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.

Which School should I apply to?

The Which? University pages offer comprehensive information about studying for a veterinary degree including a comparison of all the UK courses.

The Vet Schools Council Admissions Committee has created a guide highlighting the key differences between UK vet schools.

Studying abroad

Some vet students have decided to study to become a vet outside the UK. Vets who have studied outside the UK and wish to practice as a vet in the UK should consult the RCVS application pages. On Vet Record Careers Mel Lean talks about her experiences studying in Budapest, Hungary and Chris Allen talks about his veterinary medicine course in Kosice, Slovakia.

Career options for vet graduates

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.

Our careers hub My Vet Future has information about the huge range of career options a veterinary degree will give you.


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Vet Record Careers

Vet Record Careers is a job site dedicated to listing the latest job vacancies for veterinarians. We feature a wide variety of roles, covering all sectors and specialties, including companion animal, equine, farm animal, academic, and industry vacancies.

Vet Record Careers

Companion / Small animal jobs

Veterinary jobs working with companion animals across the UK. These jobs are updated daily.

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Farm / Large animal jobs

Veterinary jobs working with farm and large animals across the UK. These jobs are updated daily.

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Equine jobs

Equine veterinary jobs across the UK. These jobs are updated daily.

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