Applying to Vet School: Your Essential Steps

Hints, tips and insight for planning a vet career

In this unique, online coaching course we help you step-by-step on your path towards becoming a vet. Guided by an experienced veterinary educator, you will explore the realities of a career in veterinary medicine, including the things vets wished they'd known before they started out.

You will also learn how to qualify as a veterinary surgeon in the UK, including how to research your options, build a strong UCAS application, and increase your chances of earning a place at vet school.

The course uses a range of podcasts, self-tests and coaching exercises to help investigate the following questions:

  • What’s it really like to be a veterinarian?
  • What job opportunities are linked to a veterinary degree - can I work in exotic animal/equine/zoo practice? How do I specialise? What if I don't want to be a clinical vet?
  • I’ve heard that veterinary medicine can be stressful and impact on mental health - is this true? What is being done to address this?
  • “It’s not about the money!” vs “... an unexpected level of debt”: What are the financial realities of working in veterinary medicine?
  • What can I do to prepare my application for vet school?
  • Work experience - how do I find a placement? How do I get the most out of my time on placement?
  • What’s it like to be interviewed at the UK vet schools?
  • Pitfalls and problems: What if I don’t get an interview? What happens if I don’t make my grades?

Note that this course is designed primarily for A-level students and their parents/guardians. Some of the content may also be relevant to vet school applicants following a non-traditional route, e.g. graduate entry. For further information, contact SkillsTree at [email protected].

Your Instructor

Jenny Moffett BVetMed MSc Dip MC SFHEA PGCE MRCVS
Jenny Moffett BVetMed MSc Dip MC SFHEA PGCE MRCVS

Jenny Moffett is a veterinary coach specialising in communication, well-being and career topics. She has a veterinary degree from the Royal Veterinary College, a Masters in Science Communication from DCU Dublin, and a Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring from the Institute of Counselling. As the lead coach with, and with over a decade's experience of communication coaching, Jenny's passion is helping people to thrive in their work.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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