While exact entry requirements differ between veterinary schools, applicants are required to demonstrate high levels of academic achievement. The typical conditional offer can generally be considered three A’s at A level, but some veterinary schools offer places at different grades, such as AAB and A*AA. For Scottish Highers, the typical conditional offer is Advanced Highers at BB-AAA and five Highers at AAAAB, and again there is variation between the typical conditional offers made by veterinary schools.
To become a vet applicants need to demonstrate an enthusiasm and aptitude for science. Veterinary schools expect this to be reflected in an applicant’s educational background and will stipulate the exact qualifications required in their entry requirements. Some veterinary schools require qualifications in Chemistry and Biology, while others require Chemistry and one or two additional science subjects, such as Biology, Maths or Physics.
For the exact requirements for each veterinary medicine degree programme, it is advised that applicants read the admissions guide as well as the websites of the veterinary schools they are interested in.