How to become a vet
You can get into this job through:
- a university course
You'll need to complete a veterinary degree approved by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).
Full-time veterinary degrees usually take 5 years.
If you already have a degree in a related subject, you may be able to take a 4-year graduate entry veterinary degree course.
You can also apply to join the Army Medical Service while completing your degree at university. On selection, you would receive further training to become a veterinary officer in the army.
You'll usually need:
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English, maths and science
- 3 A levels, or equivalent, including biology and chemistry
- you'll need to register with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
Professional and industry bodies
You could also join the British Equine Veterinary Association if you work with horses.