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Veterinary Science Summer School in Cambridge

Veterinary Science Summer School in Cambridge

Do you dream of a career involving working with animals? Then join Oxford Royale Academy's Veterinary Science Summer School to find out more about this stimulating career path.

Explore a fascinating and rewarding subject

Veterinary Science at university is highly over-subscribed, and it’s not surprising. This is a subject that takes everything that’s fascinating about Medicine – getting to understand how bodies work in a variety of ways, and how to fix them when they go wrong – but applies this knowledge to a much wider variety of species, giving you a broader base of knowledge and a more diverse set of skills. 

Veterinarians work with pets, but also with their owners, with farmers and their animals, and with zoo animals and their keepers. Many also have the separate challenge of running their practice as a business. There can be few jobs that demand such a broad range of skills and competencies – but few that are as rewarding as when you save a family’s beloved pet, or stop a disease that could have threatened a farmer’s whole flock. If becoming a veterinarian is your ideal career, Oxford Royale Academy can set you on the right path to achieving it.

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On this course, alongside theoretical study, you’ll get the chance to learn hands-on, practical veterinary techniques of the kind that you’d carry out every day in veterinary practice. This combination helps you work out whether Veterinary Science is the right degree and career path for you, as you explore all aspects of life as a veterinarian. 

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Learn the theory and the practice of Veterinary Science

With Oxford Royale Academy, you’ll get a taster of every aspect of the study of Veterinary Science. Our course gives you a thorough grounding in the science that underpins veterinary medicine, giving you confidence in your understanding of the subject and in knowing where you might need extra study in order to improve.

But alongside theoretical study, you’ll also get the chance to learn hands-on, practical veterinary science techniques of the kind that you’d carry out every day in veterinary practice. This combination helps you work out whether Veterinary Science is the right degree and career path for you, as you explore all aspects of life as a veterinarian. 

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Explore ethical issues alongside students from all over the world

A crucial part of Veterinary Science, which is likely to be discussed extensively in any university issue, is the question of ethics.

For veterinarians, this might cover the circumstances under which the use of animals is justified in medical research, whether it’s acceptable to feed a dog a vegetarian diet, or whether a pet should be put down if it’s in pain. There often isn’t a right or wrong answer to these questions that you need to learn; what’s important is to have thought through them, considered both sides, and come to your own, reasoned conclusion.



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Consider university options and applications

University applications for Veterinary Science are especially challenging, with high grades, interviews and additional exams required for most veterinary schools.

Oxford Royale Academy’s staff can help you choose which universities to apply for – even helping you determine which country might be the best place for you to study – and then advise you on the application process, especially if you intend to study in Britain.

Even if you’re still a few years away from university applications, our teachers can advise you on what you can do to increase your chances of university acceptance, from extracurricular activities to getting work experience.

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Get guidance on your career path

Even once you’ve been accepted at university, there are many different possible careers for graduates of Veterinary Science, from what we think of as the classic veterinarian caring for people’s pets, to looking after farm or zoo animals, to more unusual careers in research or in the military.

If you know you’d like to combine the study of science with work that involves animals, you might already be set on Veterinary Science but not know which career you might like to pursue. Our expert teaching staff can advise you on what career is best for you. 


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Live and learn in a fascinating and beautiful setting

Cambridge is a wonderful setting in which to study any subject, and Veterinary Science is no exception. You’ll benefit from first-rate facilities, and be inspired by beautiful and historic surroundings.

When you’re not busy studying, there are opportunities to explore the city, including going punting down the Backs, which offers some of the most famous views of the colleges, enjoyed by students here for generations.

Ready to find your ideal summer programme?

“Living in such a prestigious and diverse academic setting, even if it was just for two weeks, helped me decide what I wanted to study at university.”

- Aiche, Mali

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“The two weeks I spent at ORA were a whirlwind of exciting activities, intense learning and unforgettable experiences!”

- Oshea, Sri Lanka

“Attending Oxford Royale Academy has impacted my life in a way I cannot describe. I remember arriving not knowing what to expect, and feeling extremely nervous. The hospitality of the other students and ORA’s staff made me feel instantly comfortable.”

- Safiatou, Guinea

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