A good job that helps domestic and wildlife in the UK takes 5 or 6 years of academic and practical work based learning to qualify. Veterinarian Qualifications are highly regarded and allows you to work for an employer or set up in practice yourself. To finally qualify a veterinarian you must hold membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS) and this membership allows you to practice as a veterinarian.
Practical on the job training and experience is a must as part of your training and qualification.
How many years to qualify?
Between 5 or 6 years, depending on your course.
Where can I study?
There are 6 colleges and universities at present that offer veterinarian qualifications:
- The Royal Veterinary College
- University of Glasgow
- University of Bristol
- University of Edinburgh
- University of Liverpool
- University of Cambridge
Competitive and course fill up quickly.
A grade or mix of B grade at Advanced higher or A Level is standard entry requirements to access Veterinarian Qualifications at university. Science based qualifications such as Biology, chemistry and of course English and mathematics.
Some work experience with animals greatly helps and in some cases is a requirement.