Veterinary science is one of the most valuable degrees currently offered for those interested in improving animal health and welfare and public health. It has a competitive application process for which to gain entry, so it is important to have a good idea of the attributes, qualifications and experience you need to possess in order to apply.
This section aims to make the application process easy to understand. It lays out the initial parts of an application in the order that you need to consider them, taking you from qualifications while at school or college to applying for financial support. The second part of the application stage will require attending interviews at a veterinary school for shortlisted candidates.
How to apply
Applications to study veterinary science are handled through UCAS. Applicants are able to apply for up to four veterinary courses and one other non-veterinary course. Due to the high number of applications received each year, the application process for veterinary medicine is longer than it is for other courses. For this reason, application must be made just under one year in advance. The deadline is always 15 October, to begin the course in September of the following year.