Veterinary courses cover broad disciplines including veterinary medicine, veterinary biosciences, veterinary nursing, veterinary science and applied animal behaviour. Typically, veterinary courses are designed as a mixed theoretical and practical study concerned with the understanding of animal physiology, care and biochemistry. Modules are aimed at equipping students with the necessary skills to work as a professional in numerous areas of animal health. Courses may offer modules focused on business to aid in professional careers.
A huge choice of careers is open to those studying agriculture-related subjects at higher education level. If it’s the animal care aspect you’re interested in, there are plenty of options, whether you think you’ve got the grades for veterinary science more
Q&A: Steve Leaonard Steve Leonard studied at Bristol Veterinary School and was one of the final-year students selected by a BBC documentary team to appear in Vet School, which led to Vets in Practice. Steve has worked on many TV programmes, including Vets in more
Veterinary surgeons (vets) diagnose and treat sick and injured animals, and provide preventive health care for healthy animals by conducting health checks, giving inoculations and advising owners on care and diet. Most vets are based in general practice working with domestic pets; in rural areas they might also care for farm animals and horses. They are often sub-contracted for part-time work by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) or local authorities, inspecting hygiene and care standards in zoos, kennels, catteries, riding stables, pet shops and cattle...more
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