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Veterinary Medicine

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

Based at our Preston Campus, we will deliver foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Covering subjects such as veterinary medicine, bioveterinary science, veterinary physiotherapy & rehabilitation, and veterinary clinical practice. We are collaborating with Myerscough College & University Centre. As well as vet partners across the region to deliver programmes of study. 

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Why choose us to study veterinary medicine?

  • Learn from an expert team of veterinary and animal science lecturers with a wealth of clinical experience.
  • Utilise modern state-of-the-art facilities at our Preston Campus and Myerscough College & University Centre.
  • Experience an immersive and practically-focused curriculum with clinical placements from Year 1.
Join our Autumn Open Day

Join us on campus for our Autumn Open Day on Sunday 16 October. Explore campus, discover our facilities and talk to academic staff and students about the courses you want to study at our Undergraduate Open Day.

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Veterinary careers and opportunities

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

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.

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Frequently asked questions

UK veterinary professionals (veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses) are regulated by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) 

To become a vet in the UK you must complete a 5 year degree programme (4 years programmes are available if you are a graduate) at one of the UK’s eleven veterinary schools. Subject to successfully completing a veterinary degree programme and validation by the RCVS, you will be added to the RCVS register of practising veterinary surgeons.

Students starting with no prior higher education experience take a 5 year degree programme.

If you have a previous science degree, then 4 year programmes are available. If you don’t meet the entry requirements, foundation or gateway courses are available at some universities to provide access to veterinary programmes.

Veterinary science is the study of science subjects associated with the practice of veterinary medicine. It is sometimes called veterinary medicine.

Veterinary medicine is the application of science and professional clinical skills to provide healthcare to animals. It is sometimes called veterinary science.

Bioveterinary sciences are the biological and non-clinical veterinary sciences. Bioveterinary science includes the study of animal biology and physiology. It also looks at animal science and management, to provide a solid understanding of the practical and scientific considerations of managing animals under human care. This includes a range of scientific and technical skills.

Partner college

  • University Centre Myerscough is a TEF Gold winning land-based, science, engineering and sports-specialist institution based near Preston in Lancashire.