1 Introduction

You are very welcome to "Applying to Vet School: Your Essential Steps". This course aims to help you to explore veterinary medicine as a career choice, and - if you follow this path - to optimise your chances of getting a place at a UK vet school.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe what a “normal” clinical veterinary job looks like
  • Discuss the different roles that a veterinary qualification can lead to
  • Discuss some of the “highs” and “lows” of working as a veterinarian
  • Discuss student debt and veterinary surgeon pay
  • Use reflection to identify your personal career motivations
  • Explore the differences between vet schools that are most relevant to you
  • Describe three ways to strengthen your application to a veterinary course
  • Discuss different work experience placements that are relevant
  • Discuss what communication skills are useful at interview
  • Describe your options if you don't get an offer, or meet the conditions of your offer

If you have any questions or need any technical assistance on this course, don't hesitate to get in touch with your tutor, Jenny, at [email protected]