Why choose this course -Study a hands-on curriculum, designed in collaboration with our partnership of veterinary practices and scientific research institutes, where you’ll learn to meet the diverse needs of companion, production, equine, laboratory animals, and exotic and wildlife species. -You’ll be able to study on courses ranked 3rd in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2023 and 8th in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2023. We have an over 90% satisfaction score for veterinary medicine and science in the National Student Survey 2022. -Access our multi-million-pound facilities, including our Veterinary Clinical Skills Centre and Veterinary Pathology Centre, to practise anaesthesia, catheterisation, dissection, perform a necropsy and more. -Spend your final year completing clinical intramural rotations (IMR) to develop an awareness of working as a veterinary professional in a clinical environment, under the supervision of qualified professionals. -Learn from academics who are registered veterinary practitioners and researchers, in addition to a multidisciplinary team of veterinary specialists from our partner organisations. -Get the academic requirements needed to register with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) to work as a veterinary surgeon once you’ve graduated. What you will study On this course, created in collaboration with our partnership of veterinary practices and scientific research institutes, including Marwell Zoo, you’ll learn about different body systems, covering all common companion, equine and production animal species, in addition to wildlife and exotic species. In your first year, you’ll study topics that are fundamental to veterinary medicine, including anatomy, animal husbandry, cells and genes, physiology and the concept of professionalism, ensuring you have a solid foundation upon which to build the rest of your degree. During your second year, you’ll learn about epidemiology, infectious diseases, and pathology, using clinical case studies and a ‘One Health’ approach. You will also gain more advanced skills in handling and restraint including clinical examination of the common domestic species. In your third year, you’ll delve deeper into clinical medicine and surgery, diagnostic techniques, pharmacology, scientific methods and evidence-based veterinary medicine. You’ll also get the opportunity to work alongside a facilitator to conduct a scientific research project, critically evaluating protocols, data and literature. During your fourth year, your modules are species based and you’ll specialise further in anaesthesia, surgery and patient care, contemporary issues in veterinary medicine, and zoological medicine. You’ll take part in hands-on practical workshops. Each week you’ll focus on a different topic, including critical care and triage medicine, dentistry, how to administer medications and neutering. You’ll work in small groups under the supervision of veterinarians. In your fifth year, you’ll complete clinical intramural rotations in our extensive network of veterinary practices to further your knowledge, competences, attributes and skills.
To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We are proud to be one of the most culturally diverse universities in the UK, with more than 140 nationalities playing a role in university life. Our International Recruitment team are here to help you throughout the application process – from advising on choosing the right course to applying for a visa and preparing for your first few weeks at Surrey. You can contact them via [email protected] Applicants who require a Student Visa to study in the UK: To apply for a Student Visa, you must have a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) for the University you wish to study at. This is a unique number which will enable you to apply for your visa. The University is under no legal obligation to sponsor any individual and exercises caution with respect to issuing a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to avoid risking its status as a Student sponsor. Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS) will be issued in accordance with the Student Route and CAS Issuing Policy, available at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/policies
Applications are considered on an individual basis, taking into account qualifications achieved, predicted grades, personal statement and academic reference. Conditional offers are specified in terms of required grades; we do not make offers in terms of overall UCAS tariff. We understand that predicted grades are an estimate and will consider applicants who have predicted grades that are a little lower than our published requirement. Any offers we make will align with the grades shown above unless a grade reduction can be offered under our Contextual Admissions policy or our In2Surrey scheme. Details can be found here: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/schools-colleges/contextual-admissions-policy Applicants with a mixed qualification profile (e.g. those taking A-levels and BTEC qualifications) are encouraged to contact [email protected] for guidance on the grades accepted.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
A requirement for veterinary work experience is NO longer required at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey. As part of the shortlisting process there will be an online questionnaire. You should have a clear understanding and insight into the profession, demonstrating the personal skills and qualities relevant to the course. Personal statements may also be reviewed during the admissions process. Wherever possible, and if offered a place, candidates are encouraged to gain some animal related work experience prior to undertaking the course. This is not essential but can ensure understanding of the varied nature and potential challenges of becoming a veterinary medicine professional.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7||7.0 overall with 7.0 in each element|
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The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
No fee information has been provided for this course
Additional fee information
The University of Surrey offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support our students, please visit https://www.surrey.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/scholarships-and-bursaries for more details.