Introduction to Veterinary Medicine

We are pleased to offer this online facilitated course to Year 12 students who are considering applying to university to study this subject.

This course sets out to inspire and challenge you in a non-competitive environment, mixing with like-minded students from across the UK delivered by subject experts. Participation can be acknowledged under Preparation for HE on your UCAS application form.

Course objectives

  • To introduce students to a range of animal-care careers.
  • To equip students with the necessary knowledge to successfully navigate the Veterinary Medicine/Science application and interview process.
  • To provide students with an insight into the life of a typical vet student.

Course dates

Tuesday 22 to Thursday 24 June 2021

2.00 to 5.30 pm


Online via Zoom - link will be sent upon registration

Course format

The course will be delivered online using a variety of methods, including lectures, student and guest-speaker presentations, self-directed learning and class discussions. There will be some preparatory work.


  • Shelly Jones is studying for a PhD in epidemiology at the University of Leicester. Shelly graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2020 and has a background in livestock animal disease research. Shelly is especially interested in conducting epidemiological research from a One Health perspective.
  • Harriet Long is studying Veterinary Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College. Having completed a BSc Neuroscience degree whilst intercalating during her Veterinary Medicine degree, Harriet is particularly interested in veterinary neurology.


Course topics

  • What different animal-care careers exist and what training is necessary?
  • How to write an effective personal statement to study Veterinary Medicine/Science?
  • What other requirements that must be fulfilled to be accepted onto a Veterinary Medicine/Science degree?
  • How can I prepare for the interview process?
  • What can I expect studying Veterinary Medicine/Science at university to be like?

Course composition

Two self-directed online units

One three day facilitated unit

Registration closing date

Friday 10th June 2021


The cost of the course is £125 per student 

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