Veterinary Medicine

University of Cambridge
  • Info on Application
  • 6 Years
  • Undergraduate
  • Cambridgeshire

The Department of Veterinary Medicine has an international reputation as a centre of excellence, and is performing world class veterinary research.

A major strength of the Cambridge course is the extensive use of practical teaching and the emphasis on small-group teaching from Year 1. Our staff includes world leaders in their field and our facilities include state-of-the-art equipment.

Facilities and resources
The modern facilities in the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital include:

a five-theatre small animal surgical suite
active ambulatory farm animal and equine units
a fully-equipped intensive care unit
an equine surgical suite and diagnostic unit, with an MRI machine capable of imaging standing horses
a state-of-the-art post-mortem suite
We also have one of the leading cancer therapy units in Europe with a linear accelerator used for delivering radiotherapy to both small and large animals with cancer.

In addition, our Clinical Skills Centre houses interactive models and simulators for students to practise and refine essential technical skills individually and as integrated clinical scenarios – excellent preparation for the case responsibilities you have in the later years of the course. The Centre is accessible to students in all years of the course.

Small animals, farm animals and horses are housed on-site to provide continual opportunities to consolidate your animal handling skills. The nearby University Farm also allows all students to become involved in lambing and dairy management.

We are looking for committed students who are interested in the scientific principles that underlie both the health and disease of animals. In addition:

trainee veterinary surgeons must satisfy the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ fitness to practise requirements, both when applying and throughout the course
offer holders are required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
successful applicants are required to complete a confidential occupational health questionnaire
If you are an applicant with a disability, including specific learning difficulties or a long-term health condition, you should contact a College Admissions Tutor or the Director of Teaching at the Department of Veterinary Medicine as early as possible to discuss your particular situation and the course requirements. Such disclosures are considered independently of your academic qualifications and the interview process.

University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge,

The Old Schools,

Trinity Lane,


CB2 1TN,

Tel: 01223 337 733