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Veterinary Science Programme

Veterinary Science Programme

ORA is delighted to introduce our Veterinary Science Programme. This two-week course gives students an insight into studying Veterinary Science or Veterinary Medicine in the UK, and offers a combination of theoretical academic study and practical vet skills workshops, based in the stunning surroundings of the University of Cambridge.

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Course Summary

The Veterinary Science Programme is aimed at students considering studying Veterinary Science or Veterinary Medicine at a UK university, or elsewhere. The course offers a practical insight into studying Veterinary Science at higher education level, and pursuing a career as a vet, and gives support to students thinking of making an application to study in the UK.

The course features a blend of theoretical study of veterinary science and animal anatomy, along with practical workshops, which teach students how to perform basic vet procedures. These enjoyable but informative workshops introduce students to the kind of tasks they’d learn as veterinary students, as well as giving them a flavour of the jobs they would one day do if they pursue careers in veterinary medicine. What’s more, students spend time considering, in debate with their peers, the ethical problems that can arise when studying or practising veterinary medicine.

This course is available to students aged 16-18; younger students may be interested in our new Introduction to Veterinary Science course for ages 13-15.

Is this course for me?

If you have an academic interest in Veterinary Science, and are considering pursuing the subject at a higher level, this is the course for you. Students on the Veterinary Science Programme will spend two weeks developing knowledge and skills crucial to studying this challenging but rewarding subject at university, and will get a taste of life in the veterinary profession.

What to expect from Veterinary Science for 16-18 years

Many animal enthusiasts dream of a career in Veterinary Medicine, but this career path requires more than just a love of pets. University courses in Veterinary subjects are challenging and competitive, and their admissions processes start earlier and consist of more components than your average science degree. Applicants are often required to sit an admissions test or assessment, usually need to attend an interview prior to being offered a place, and are often expected to have done some work experience in the field.

Our Veterinary Science Programme gives budding Veterinarians the chance to experience many aspects of studying the subject at higher education level, and offers information on applying to study this competitive subject at UK universities. The course will give students hands-on experience of some of the skills needed for veterinary training, which will both help them to decide whether this profession is right for them, and provide experiences that students can talk about in their personal statements and at interviews.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will have:


Topics covered


St Edmund’s College

  • Location Cambridge
  • Ages Ages: 16-18
  • Bedroom Type Single & twin
  • Bathroom Type Shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1896

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