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Veterinary Medicine

As with Medicine and Dentistry, this is a healthcare role, and you will be working with people, but of course you will also be working with animals. Hence skills and knowledge in both of these areas of patient care will be assessed throughout the admissions process. There are also challenging academic requirements.

Remember: check for additional Admissions Test requirements.

Understanding and reflecting on the role of a health care professional is vital. You will show this through your personal statement and interviews, and you will need good insights- especially those gained via work experience. This experience needs to be gained before the final year of college, so you can write about it in your UCAS Personal Statement. Some Vet Schools set very specific requirements about the range of work experience you need, and how you should communicate this in your Personal Statement. It is vital you find out the expectations from each university you plan to apply for.

Each university will have it's own perspective and policies. You should research extensively on the university's website who you are applying to, to find out their own tailored advice for applying. 

University of Cambridge how to apply

University of Liverpool application guidance

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Additional help at college

Staff can support you with working towards making a strong application, but ultimately you are responsible for your own application. Here are some of the ways in which the college can help:

  • Keep in regular contact with your Personal Tutor, especially regarding the UCAS reference they will need to add to your application. Your tutor can also talk with you throughout the year about your progress at college, to help keep you on track towards your academic and personal development targets.

  • Contact the Careers & Employability Service to find out what activities and events you can get involved with that support students with your interests and higher education goals. You can also get application support from a Careers Adviser in this team who will give you feedback on your Personal Statement, and run through mock university interviews with you. If you want to talk about whether this pathway is right for you, you can also book a Careers Guidance appointment, see our contact details below.

  • Join a student club relating to your career or university interests, contact These clubs can expand your network of support and access to additional opportunities.

If you would like to discuss Medicine, speak with your personal tutor or an adviser from the Careers and Employability team. 

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