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Veterinary Medicine

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Veterinary Medicine is the study of veterinary science, alongside animal handling and management skills that will be practically applicable in a career as a veterinarian. Becoming a veterinarian is a highly competitive career, and Veterinary Medicine courses have many applicants per place.

There are a limited number of places where you can study Veterinary Medicine in the UK: at present, these institutions are the University of Bristol, the University of Cambridge, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Glasgow, the University of Liverpool, the University of Nottingham, the Royal Veterinary College, and the University of Surrey. With the exception of Cambridge, the Veterinary Medicine course is standardly five years.

Veterinary Medicine – An Overview

How do you become a veterinarian? In a similar way to the Medicine degree, Veterinary Medicine involves a divide between pre-clinical and clinical years, and at the end of your degree you will graduate with a VetMB. During your pre-clinical years, you will focus on understanding the theoretical principles behind being a vet, covering the scientific basis of animal treatment through veterinary physiology and anatomy, the impact of drugs on different animals, and practical ideas behind how to handle animals in clinical environments.

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