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Residentials and open days

10-1a-vetschool.jpgWe run a series of events across the year specifically aimed at helping potential applicants make the best decision about their choice of vet school. Why not book a place and come and see us?


A good way to find out more about Cambridge and the Veterinary Medicine course is to come to and meet us at an open day or residential event. While we hope you find these events enjoyable, informative and helpful in making your decisions about vet school, do be aware that attending these events confers no advantage in the admissions process. 



10-2a-sign.jpgSummer: Vet School / University Open Days - Thursday 6th and Friday 7th July 2017

On these two days, the University runs its main open days, during which attendees can visit university departments as well as colleges, and also attend talks giving advice about student life, finance, and how to apply. There are also sessions targeted at parents and supporters.


As part of these open days the Vet School will be open for (free) tours of our facilities, talks about the course and admissions, and the chance to meet current students and staff. Many potential vet applicants attend these tours and find them extremely informative, so we ask that you book a Vet School tour place in advance, in addition to booking a place on the main University open day.

1. Booking a Vet School tour. There will be tours of the Vet School running from 9.30am to 2.30pm on both days, plus talks for prospective students and a separate talk for parents/families.  Please click here to go to Eventbrite to make your booking.

2. Booking onto the University Open Day. Information and booking forms for the main University events may be found at this link.

Please note: if you come to one of the University Open Days and have not booked a Vet School tour – maybe because you want to spend your time in the city centre – there will also be a complete series of presentations about the veterinary course in the centre of town, too. Unlike the tours of the Vet School, you do not need to separately book a place to come to these central talks. Details of times and locations will appear in the University Open Day guide.



10-3-fitz-2.jpgAutumn: Vet School / Fitzwilliam College Open Day - Friday 15th September 2017

This day is especially useful for potential applicants who have not yet finalised their choice of vet school, or who simply want to know more about both Veterinary Medicine and college life at Cambridge before submitting their UCAS application in October.

In order to give an insight into Cambridge college life, this open day is run in conjunction with Fitzwilliam College, conveniently located within walking distance of the Vet School. In the morning there will be talks at the College about undergraduate life and the early parts of the course, as well as lunch in the College Hall. In the afternoon there will be tours of the Vet School, a chance to meet current students, and information about the later parts of the course and the application process.

Please click here to go to Eventbrite to make your booking; we will endeavour to accept as many attendees as possible. It may also be possible for attendees to be accommodated at Fitzwilliam College for one night - more details are on Eventbrite, at the link above.


Spring: 'VetCam Residential: Introduction to Veterinary Science at Cambridge University' - Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th April 2018

This is a two-and-a-half-day residential course for year 11 and 12 students. VetCam is intended to provide a detailed insight into both the ‘preclinical’ and ‘clinical’ parts of the Cambridge veterinary course and will include a mix of talks, discussions, practical demonstrations and tours with lots of contact and discussion time with current students and staff. There will also be advice sessions about the application process. The course cost £230* in 2017, which covers all costs, including accommodation, meals and transport whilst in Cambridge.

Many of our current students have told us how useful they found VetCam in making their university choices.

Bookings for VetCam will open in early January 2018, so please check back to this page in January for the booking link.  For more information, please call 01223 330811 or

VetCam 17 lab picPlease click here to view the programme for the 2017 event - the event next year will be very similar.  (*course cost may be subject to change.)


 "Taking part in VetCam was such an integral part of my application, as it not only confirmed that Veterinary Medicine was what I wanted to pursue, but also that Cambridge was the place for me to be. The lectures, lecturers and town just fitted me so well; we had lectures all over the vet departments on subjects ranging from the Galapagos islands to the basics of parasitology to a physiology practical. Staying in college was a really lovely way to get a feel for life there, and having a 'formal' dinner was a fantastic taste of the fun unique aspects of Cambridge life. The other students I met on VetCam had similar aspirations to me so I knew I would fit in here for the next six years – one of the friends I made is, in fact, now a vet at my college, so it could not have worked out more perfectly! Whether or not you decide the course and Cambridge are right for you, VetCam will certainly help you figure that out and I highly recommend the experience."  -  Madeleine