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Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary science is a complex and advanced field, requiring a relatively long and demanding period of study in order to become a qualified practitioner. Much like human medical care, veterinary science is competitive and demanding, yet also highly regarded.
If you study veterinary science, you will cover many of the same topics found on a medical degree, but with a focus on animals instead of humans. Course modules may include anatomy, animal behavior, animal husbandry, cell biology, nutrition, physiology, genetics, epidemiology, pharmacology, infectious diseases, pathology, parasitology and public health. You may also have the opportunity to study veterinary science modules which are less scientific but all part of the preparation for veterinary careers, including communication skills, law and ethics, business management and others.

Digging deeper into subject interests can help you in a number of ways:

  • Confirm whether this is (or isn't) something you would be interested in enough to want to study it at university either as the focus of your degree or a minor/elective

  • Give you some inspiration to use when creating your questions and topics for IA's (coursework) and your Extended Essay

  • Provide you with content for your university application writing in the future, enabling you to reflect on the things you've been doing to explore your interests in a way that is academically relevant to the course or institution you are applying for.

Useful Resources

How do I apply to Medical, Dental or Veterinary Courses
Blog | Website
This blog provides you with some useful information on applying to Medical, Dental or Veterinary Courses. Some of the topics discussed include: how to get into universities, how to get into medicine, dentistry or veterinary science, alternatives if you don't reach the required grades, entry requirements, preparation for the BMAT and UKAT tests, and things to consider before applying.
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New Scientist
E-Magazine | Podcast | Website
New Scientist is the world’s most popular weekly science and technology publication. Their website, app and print editions cover international news from a scientific standpoint, and ask the big-picture questions about life, the universe and what it means to be human.
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Young Vet Programmes
Event | Conference
Gain an immersive experience of Veterinary Science alongside top professionals. Choose below either our Young Vet Weekend or our Young Vet Summer Experience.
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Summer Schools in Europe
The most complete directory of summer courses in Europe. It includes courses for high school, undergraduate and graduate students, so ensure you read the descriptions to find options right for you.
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Royal SOciety Open Science
An open journal publishing high-quality research across all of science, engineering and mathematics
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Research from the University of Bristol
Journal Articles | Website
Explore cutting edge research from the different faculties and departments from the University of Bristol, including free access to their published journal articles.
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Online Course
Coursera is an online platform for distance learning. They have a range of free courses delivered by universities. Search in this section to find courses of interest to you, often these are courses you can follow at your own pace.
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Online Course
The X Series courses on the EdX platform are free online courses delivered by universities and aimed at helping you explore areas of interest.
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Online Course
FutureLearn is a free online platform where universities from around the globe host FREE online courses you can undertake in your areas of interest. Browse courses by categories or use the search bar to find courses relevant to your interests
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Website | Podcast | Blog | Video
The HE+ website has supercurricular resources created and written by Cambridge students and academics including challenging activities, engaging videos, reflective questions and much more.
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Springpod Virtual Work Experience
Work Experience
Virtual work experience Opportunities across a range of companies and sectors. Most of them are free.
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WEXLibrary from Medic Family
Work Experience | Online Course
Online Courses from Your Medic Family, including Vet Mentor, Medic Mentor and Dental Mentor. Some have a fee but there are also free courses that are recordings of live broadcasted virtual work experience that took place during COVID
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Zooniverse - Real Science Online
Work Experience | Website
Online Crowd Science Projects that you can contribute to
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