Veterinary Surgery is one of the most popular career choices for young people.

To train to become a Veterinary Surgeon you will need to go to university and take a veterinary degree. There are currently nine UK/Irish universities offering the course: Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London (The Royal Veterinary College), Nottingham, Surrey, and University College Dublin. You will need good grades in a variety of subjects at GCSE, and top predicted grades in sciences at A-level; some colleges will also ask you to sit a supplementary test, the BMAT (Biomedical Admissions Test).

You will also need to distinguish yourself from the thousands of other applicants with a good range of extra-curricular activities and varied work experience before you apply, as demand for places is high and extremely competitive. If you have a good (2:1 or better) degree in a relevant subject, you can also apply for the course as a graduate. The Veterinary degree lasts five years (six at Cambridge as they include a further bachelor’s degree as an intercalated year).

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