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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

Studying at Cambridge



Cambridge is one of the world's oldest and most renowned universities. What we offer you is an opportunity to spend your university years in the company of the brightest and the best of your own generation.

Our students are passionate about excellence in veterinary medicine but they are also looking for a broader education and the opportunity to learn from inspirational teachers, internationally recognised researchers, and the finest minds of previous generations. Cambridge is awash with talent in every sphere of human endeavour. In this environment you cannot fail to develop to your full potential!

A warm welcome from our Head of Department:

“Cambridge Veterinary School produces veterinary clinicians, researchers and practitioners of the very highest calibre. Our graduates go on to follow diverse career paths, with many becoming successful practitioners, specialists, academic veterinarians, and biomedical and veterinary researchers.

If you take up the offer of a place at Cambridge Veterinary School, we will educate you in the veterinary sciences and provide you with an excellent scientific foundation upon which to build your clinical veterinary training in the context of the latest veterinary research. As the course progresses, and particularly through the lecture-free final year, the emphasis on small-group teaching and a hands-on approach increases, broadly educating you and leading to you becoming a rounded veterinary graduate ready to take on any challenge from professional life, both now and in the future.

Cambridge remains the smallest veterinary school in terms of student numbers: this contributes to a strong sense of team spirit within the Department and excellent staff-student interactions. You will be joining a committed team, in an unrivalled social and academic environment in which you will be given every opportunity to fulfil your potential. I strongly encourage you to come and meet us at one of our Open Days.” 

Professor James Wood

Head of Department.