Veterinary Medicine study in the UK

Veterinary Medicine in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for Veterinary Medicine.

UK Veterinary Medicine Courses

Introduction to Veterinary Medicine

Studying Veterinary Medicine in the UK will give international students an excellent base to begin their veterinary career, equipping them with the knowledge and ability to help with the surgical treatment and care of animals. Transferrable skills will also see graduates move into sectors such as food safety, research and pharmaceuticals.

A typical Veterinary Medicine undergraduate degree lasts five years and modules generally cover anatomy and physiology, animal husbandry, microbiology, public health, animal husbandry, parasitology and pathology. The first two years of the programme are classed as the foundation phase, with the third and fourth clinical and fifth professional.

The amount of places available to study Veterinary Medicine each year is limited, and the application procedure is extremely competitive. In 2014, Edinburgh received approximately 2,150 applications for 190 Home/EU places and 500 overseas applications for 17 places, meaning there is about one place for every 14 Home/EU applicants and one place for every 42 overseas applicants.

Careers in Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Medicine students will move into private animal welfare practices, as well as working at charities, laboratories, abattoirs and within the public health sector. If a student chooses to continue study at postgraduate level, careers can be forged in more specialist areas of the profession.

What are the entry requirements for Veterinary Medicine?

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 36-38 points.
  • Typical A-levels requirements: AAA including Chemistry, Biology or Physics.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 7.0 overall, with no lower than 6.5 in any one component.

Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study Veterinary Medicine in the UK?

To learn more about the best Veterinary Medicine courses in the UK, find details on the top ranking Veterinary Science schools in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 below:

  1. Royal Veterinary College
  2. University of Cambridge
  3. University of Liverpool
  4. University of Edinburgh
  5. University of Glasgow
  6. University of Bristol
  7. University of Nottingham

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