Veterinary science is a subject with surprising breadth. Veterinarians care for animals and serve to improve public health. They also diagnose medical conditions and diseases of livestock, personal pets, and other animals. Most people only come into contact with vets when their family pet is unwell or injured, but vets are also needed in airports, zoos and out in the wild.


This type of degree will involve an in-depth knowledge of biology.


Veterinary science jobs include veterinarian assistant, veterinarian technologist or technician, and potential zoologists and wildlife assisting. 

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“Interview with a Vet Science Alumni - Carla Kelly”

We spoke to a Stevenage-native Carla Kelly, who studied Vet Science and worked at a vet as part of her course. She studied at Plumpton College, validated by the University of Brighton. Did you always want to work in vet science? Yes I've always had an interest in working with animals, since… read more

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What's it like to study veterinary science in Australia?

“What's it like to study veterinary science in Australia?”

Studying in Australia is the complete experience for Johannes De Beer, both inside of the classroom and out. Johannes’ passion for avian medicine, plus the appeal of Australia’s easy going culture and warm climate, made for an easy decision to relocate from South Africa to the University of Que… read more

Studying for a veterinary degree in the UK

“Studying for a veterinary degree in the UK”

Study veterinary medicine in the UK - home to some of the world’s oldest veterinary schools. For those interested in pursuing a scientific-based career, the veterinary field provides a diverse array of opportunities, with the chance to put cutting-edge clinical and research techniques into use on… read more

All creatures great and small: a vet's tale

“All creatures great and small: a vet's tale”

Veterinary Scientist Dr Mark Lawrie shows that studying veterinary science can lead to a broad range of exciting and different careers. I feel incredibly blessed to have been trained as a veterinarian in Australia. It has afforded me so many opportunities, allowing me to have had multiple careers w… read more

Veterinary studies in Canada

“Veterinary studies in Canada”

Thinking of becoming a veterinarian in Canada? The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association offers practical advice on applying to veterinary courses. Preparing for veterinary studiesStudents who are interested in becoming a veterinarian should select courses in science at the high school level and … read more

Animal education in the Antipodes

“Animal education in the Antipodes”

Veterinary education is a fast growing field of study across Australia and New Zealand. Dr Mark Lawrie, President of the Australian Veterinary Association explores veterinary study down under. Australia and New Zealand have a strong and growing veterinary education sector. There has been expansion … read more