Not sure if vet medicine is the right career for you?

There is no denying that training to be a vet and working as a vet is hard work. However, if you want to work in a challenging, exciting and varied environment then veterinary medicine really could be for you.

Most vets will tell you that they enjoy the mixture of practical and intellectual challenge in their jobs; they are constantly interacting with a range of different people and animals, solving problems and often getting almost immediate results – a guarantee of daily job satisfaction.

There is more to being a vet than passing exams (although good study skills certainly help). When thinking about whether or not veterinary medicine is for you, ask yourself honestly “What am I good at?” Click here for help in describing yourself.

What are the alternatives?
You have always wanted to work with animals but are not sure that veterinary medicine is the right career choice for you. Fortunately, there are loads of options available to you and we can help point you in the right direction. For example, you could train at the RVC and become a veterinary nurse, research scientist or lab technician. Find out about other careers.