Studying Veterinary Medicine allows students to develop the scientific, practical, clinical, financial and communication skills needed to practise as a veterinary surgeon.
Below you will find information about the specific degree course offered by Cambridge University to study Veterinary Medicine, how to prepare, and how Oxbridge Interviews can help you with your Veterinary Medicine application.BOOK COURSE
Cambridge University's Department of Veterinary Medicine has an international reputation for excellence.
Their 6-year course is highly competitive with 1 in 6 applicants successful. To be offered a place, you generally need to get A*AA at A Level (or equivalent), and you must have studied Chemistry A-level along with one other A-level in Biology, Physics or Mathematics
Oxford University do not offer an undergraduate degree in Veterinary Medicine.
To prepare for your Veterinary Medicine application, you must demonstrate your motivation for the subject and specific interests. You can do this by reading beyond your school curriculum. Our interviewers recommend:
- Farmers Weekly Magazine
- The 'Veterinary Records' website
Practice interviews for Veterinary Medicine applications are critical. You wouldn’t sit an exam without doing a mock, so don’t place yourself in an interview without having experienced a practice interview first.
Bishani (Veterinary Medicine, Cambridge)
Bishani is completing her degree in Veterinary Medicine at Selwyn College, Cambridge.
Bishani, why did you choose Veterinary Medicine?
"It is the perfect balance of my love for animals and science. The course is challenging, very diverse and allows me to become a vet."
What’s your advice to students applying for Veterinary Medicine?
"Work experience is very important as it shows you have an idea of what the profession entails. A lot of farms may not accept students still at school, but don’t be disheartened! I recommend sending an email initially requesting work experience and then follow it up by a phone call so the practice will realise you are determined and enthusiastic."
Applicants to Veterinary Medicine at Cambridge are required to sit the Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA) before interviews.