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Veterinary Medicine

Course Overview

The veterinary course at Cambridge equips students with the scientific knowledge and clinical skills to excel within the veterinary profession. At Cambridge this training is underpinned by the academic support and guidance provided by the Colleges. Find out more about the course here.

The Benefits of Veterinary Medicine at Fitzwilliam College

At Fitzwilliam, our close-knit vet community, consisting of students from all six years of the course, receives outstanding academic, pastoral and social support. Our Vet students have a Director of Studies, who is a practicing vet and a member of teaching staff in the Department of Veterinary Medicine, and whose role is to personally monitor the progress of each student throughout their six years of training.

We also have a large number of experienced teaching staff at Fitzwilliam, many of which are also practicing vets, who provide the small group teaching (‘supervisions’) in all of our pre-clinical subjects. Our active, student-run Medical and Veterinary Medical Society (FCMVS) arranges a wide variety of talks, debates and social activities throughout the year while our clinical students, through the ‘college family scheme’, provide peer support and guidance to our preclinical vets ensuring a smooth progression throughout the course.

Facts and Figures

Average intake each year: 4

Typical A Level offer: A*AA

Typical IB offer: 40 – 42 points with 776 at Higher Level

We may modify offers to take account of individual circumstances.

Essential subjects: A Levels (or equivalent) in Chemistry and at least one of Biology/ Physics/ Mathematics

Application Process

All students are required to take the Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA) prior to being invited to interview.

The interview process will normally consist of two interviews that are approximately 20 minutes long.

Director of Studies

Dr Tim Williams

Headshot of Dr Tim Williams

Find Out More!

Every September, the College runs a dedicated open day for Vet students, in collaboration with the Vet School. 

If you want to find out about our open days or visiting the College, see here.