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Veterinary Medicine

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

At Jesus College we are fortunate to have two first rate study facilities for our veterinary students. Unlike most colleges, we have the dedicated Laura Case Medical and Veterinary suite which provides room for undergraduate supervision/revision and space for clinical students to meet for topical conversation in a relaxed setting.

For more general veterinary study and revision, the Quincentenary Library, has an excellent collection of textbooks and resources related to the Medical and Veterinary course.

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 A* A A 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) in early November. 

Interviews

In light of Covid we are currently reviewing whether we shall be holding virtual or College-based interviews and will provide further details in the future.

In order to minimise COVID-related risks to our applicants, students and staff, all 2020 interviews were held online. A typical virtual interview for Veterinary Medicine consists of two 30 minute online interviews with the Director of Studies and subject specialists. 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. However, this format may change depending on government guidelines for 2021.

There is the possibility that interviews this year could take place in College or virtually once more. We will provide further details as soon as we are able.

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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