How do I become a Veterinary Surgeon?
The commitment to become a Vet begins at a young age, with school and college students starting work experience within a practice to highlight their dedication and to gain as much experience as they can.
Students must have strong GCSE and A Level results, especially in Maths and the Sciences. Students must then fight for a very competitive place with one of the Universities offering a Veterinary degree. If they achieve a coveted place students have to attend a variety of lectures, as well as completing extramural and intramural studies.
Training involves gaining practical experience amongst domestic, equine, cattle and exotic patients. The degree courses are five to six years in duration, depending on which University the student attends. The RCVS website is a useful place to start for those interested in becoming a Veterinary surgeon.
Our vets know how demanding the course can be and for this reason we support students in extramural studies, helping and encouraging their learning as much as possible during their time at the practice.