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Veterinary Medicine

  • Number of students per year: three
  • Typical offer: A*A*A or equivalent
  • Essential subjects: Chemistry
  • Useful subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Biology

At Jesus we provide a supportive and challenging intellectual environment for our Veterinary Medicine students.

The College has first rate study facilities, such as the Quincentenary Library, which has an excellent collection of textbooks and resources related to the Medical and Veterinary course. There are also two rooms dedicated to Medical and Veterinary teaching and meetings in the new West Court building.

We have a Fellow teaching in most of the core subjects:

Our clinical students are also an important part of Veterinary Medicine at Jesus, providing both teaching and mentoring for undergraduates.

Our veterinary students go on to work in a variety of specialisms. Graduates have gone on to everything from small animal practice to research at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Medical and Veterinary Society

The student run Medical and Veterinary Society supports students through their six years of study. The Society organises both social and professional events. Around twice a term the Society invites speakers to talk and have informal discussions about their speciality and career path. 

Find out more on the University webpage.

Requirements

Our typical offer is for one A and two A* grades at A-Level or equivalent. 

Our Medical and Veterinary course requires a solid grounding in science because the first three years are taught as Natural Science. You should have an A-Level or International Baccalaureate Higher in Chemistry, in combination with Maths, Physics, or Biology.

Preparation

It's important for prospective students to have a good understanding of what it means to be a Veterinarian and what the profession demands. 

Work experience is essential to show a practical understanding of the profession. This may include working at a small animal practice or working on a farm with livestock.

Written assessment

You'll need to sit the Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA). 

Interviews

You'll have three interviews lasting around 20 to 30 minutes each: one with the pre clinical Director of Studies and a subject specialist, one with clinical Director of Studies and another clinician, and one with an admissions tutor.

The interviews aim to assess your intellectual ability, enthusiasm for the subject, and suitability for the profession. They usually include some exercises designed to assess your problem solving aptitude.

Written work

You don't need to submit any written work.

Deferred and post A-Level entry

We're happy to consider applications for either immediate or deferred entry in Veterinary Medicine, or from applicants who have already taken their A-Levels or equivalent qualifications. The College also welcomes applications from mature students.

Find out how to apply to study at Jesus.

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