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Introduction to Veterinary Science

Introduction to Veterinary Science

Introduction to Veterinary Science is for students aged 13-15 to gain their first insight into this fascinating area. As well as introducing students to the subject of Veterinary Science, the course offers a combination of theoretical academic study and practical vet skills workshops.

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Course Summary

The Introduction to Veterinary Science course is aimed at students with an interest in Veterinary Science. The programme offers a practical insight into studying Veterinary Science, and provides support to students thinking of taking steps towards a career as a vet.

The course features a blend of theoretical study of Veterinary Science and animal anatomy, along with practical workshops, which allow students to build a base level of relevant Veterinary Science knowledge. These enjoyable but informative workshops introduce students to the kind of tasks they might learn as future Veterinary students, as well as giving them a flavour of the jobs they might one day do if they pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine. Students also spend some time considering issues of ethics and animal welfare in veterinary practice.

This course is available for students aged 13-15. Older students may be interested in our Veterinary Science Programme for ages 16-18.

What to expect from Introduction to Veterinary Science for ages 13-15

Many animal enthusiasts dream of a career in Veterinary Medicine, but this career path requires more than just a love of pets. Veterinary Medicine is a rewarding but challenging profession, and university courses in this area are competitive, requiring dedication and hard work for both admission and completion.

Our Introduction to Veterinary Science course gives budding veterinarians the chance to experience many aspects of studying this subject, and offers a hands-on experience of some of the skills needed for veterinary training, which will help students to decide whether this career path might be right for them.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will have covered:


Take this course if…

If you have an interest in Veterinary Science, and are considering the subject as a possibility for future study, this is the course for you. Students on the Introduction to Veterinary Science course will spend two weeks developing knowledge and skills in this area, and will get a introduction to what life might be like in the veterinary profession.


Oxford College Accommodation

  • Location Oxford
  • Ages Ages: 12+, 13-15, 16-18, 19+
  • Bedroom Type Single and twin
  • Bathroom Type En-suite & Shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1096 (University of Oxford)

Cambridge University Accommodation

  • Location Cambridge
  • Ages Ages: 13-15, 16-18
  • Bedroom Type Single and twin
  • Bathroom Type En-suite & shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1209 (University of Cambridge)

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