Are you scientifically-minded and passionate about the health and well-being of animals? If so, vet medicine could be the perfect career choice for you!

Lots of people want to be a vet but it isn't always easy to get into vet school. In this website, we aim to give all students, from all backgrounds all the advice and support they need to maximise their chances of success including:

  • A realistic description of life as a vet so you can work out if it’s the right career choice for you
  • Information on applying to study vet medicine at the RVC including the subjects, grades and work experience needed
  • Support and guidance in preparing for and undertaking work experience and interviews
  • Essential information on the costs and funds available
  • Honest opinions on the above from students just like you, studying vet medicine at the RVC
  • A list of alternative study/career options
  • Links to other resources to help you on your way

Not sure vet medicine is right for you after all? Had your applications rejected? Not got the grades you needed? Do not despair! There are loads of other careers that involve working with animals.

Alternatively, contact our admissions team or widening participation unit to discuss your options.

The information contained within this website is intended for all students interested in studying vet medicine at any UK vet school. However, in certain sections (e.g. grade requirements) we provide information that solely relates to the Royal Veterinary College.  Please refer to the admissions pages of each individual vet school for detailed and up to date information on applying to study vet medicine.

This website was funded by a VetNet LLN Institutional Development Grant ( in association with the LIVE Centre at the Royal Veterinary College (