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Veterinary Science Degrees

Animals have played a crucial role in the lives of humans for thousands of years, and ensuring that our furry (and not so furry) friends are happy and healthy has become a firmly established field of expertise. Veterinary science deals with the health and wellbeing of animals. Like medical degrees, this encompasses everything from preventative care to psychological analysis and complex surgical procedures. If you’re passionate about ensuring animal wellbeing, have a strong aptitude for scientific study and feel up to the challenge of dealing with all kinds of creatures (and owners), a veterinary degree could be for you.

Key Skills

Veterinary science skills

Veterinary science skills

Most veterinary science degrees are designed to prepare you for a specific career path – either as a veterinary physician, or as a researcher in the field. At the same time, you should accumulate a range of transferrable skills, which will serve you well beyond the clinic or laboratory. These include:

  • Diagnostic skills (without the aid of the patient being able to speak to you!)
  • Laboratory research skills
  • Clinical skills
  • Understanding of scientific literature
  • Solid grounding in biological sciences
  • The soft skills necessary for dealing with upset owners
  • Team-working skills (vets work with a team of support staff)
  • Learning to work with the advanced technology used in modern practices and research facilities