Veterinary Medicine

Our new School of Veterinary Medicine is the first of its kind in Lancashire and one of only two in the north of England.

Undergraduate veterinary courses

We’re creating a new generation of highly employable veterinary medicine professionals. You will be industry-ready and have a strong commitment to animal welfare.

Our courses will give you the skills and experience you need to have a successful career. You’ll have access to our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment at Preston Campus. And, we’re one of the first UK Universities to use virtual dissection tables (Anatomage Table).

Why choose us to study Veterinary Medicine?

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Discover our Veterinary Medicine courses

Postgraduate vet courses

Our portfolio of postgraduate programmes will develop your veterinary knowledge and enhance your career. They're delivered by a team of expert academics, and most of our courses can be done fully online to fit around your existing commitments.

  • Innovative digital education
  • Taught by industry experts
  • Clinical and non-clinical CPD
  • Build modular credit towards a master's degree
  • Dedicated e-learning support
  • Flexible part-time courses

Which postgraduate vet course is right for me?

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Meet the team

Dr Heather Bacon OBE
Dean of Veterinary Medicine
School of Veterinary Medicine

Heather is a veterinary surgeon with extensive experience of veterinary practice across a range of sectors including private practice, charity work and academia. Heather has worked in the UK and internationally and has a particular interest in veterinary skills training, clinical…

Leanne Stagg
Veterinary Clinical Lecturer
School of Veterinary Medicine

Leanne teaches across both of our Foundation and BSc Bio veterinary science courses, with a focus on underpinning scientific principles and animal husbandry and welfare. Leanne is looking forward to welcoming students onto the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery course fr…

We also have a team of Canine Teaching Assistants to help our BVMS students learn key animal-handling skills.

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Explore our vet facilities

We're one of the first UK Universities to use Anatomage Tables in our Veterinary Medicine teaching.

Our facilities plan

We're building a set of state-of-the-art set facilities for our veterinary medicine courses. 
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Take the next step

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Study a degree at UCLan

Interested in studying a degree with us? From exploring accommodation to visiting us at an Open Day, find out everything you need to know about life at UCLan.

Frequently asked questions

Contextual admissions

Widening participation is at the core of our mission. We firmly believe in helping people to seize every opportunity to flourish in education. We offer a reduced entry tariff for those who’s life experiences may have resulted in academic challenges.

Read about contextual admissions

Placement opportunities

We're one of the first UK universities to offer placements in Year One on our BVMS course. They're an excellent way to gain the real-world skills and experience you'll need to become a vet.

Discover placement opportunities

Student wellbeing

Our veterinary medicine courses can be challenging at times. So we've put together a specialist package of Veterinary Medicine student support. It focuses on your general wellbeing and improving your skills as a professional to help with motivation.

Find out more about our student support

Student living costs

Considering university and concerned about finances? We're the most affordable uni in the country according to The Times (2023). Discover how to manage your finances and explore the support available.

Visit our cost of living support hub

Your future in veterinary medicine

Our courses prepare you for further study in vet and life sciences. They'll also prepare you to enter the field of veterinary medicine or advance your career.

Studying veterinary medicine could lead to a future career as a:

  • Veterinary surgeon
  • Animal nutritionist
  • Research scientist (life sciences)
  • Environmental consultant
  • Zoologist

Useful links

How to apply for veterinary medicine (BVMS)

Thinking about applying to study veterinary medicine at the University of Central Lancashire? We have put together some guidance to help you with your application.

Veterinary medicine contextual admissions

Widening participation is at the core of our mission. We firmly believe in helping people to seize every opportunity to flourish in education.


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