Decision-making: Applying to Vet School

Making a decision about a university course is one of the biggest decisions of your life, and this decision often has added challenges for applicants to clinical courses such as veterinary medicine.

Unique challenges of applying for veterinary medicine

Unlike other university courses, applicants to veterinary medicine need to consider their potential future career well before the UCAS deadline. Most UK veterinary schools require several weeks of work experience in different animal-related placements, and these need to take place before the application is submitted. These placements can be difficult to locate as, depending on the geographical area, there may be heightened competition for spaces. It can also be confusing exactly how much and what type or work experience will secure you an interview at a vet school.

Course helps potential vet students navigate the application process

A new course, “Applying to Vet School: Your Essential Steps” is designed to help students address these and other challenges. The online course helps A-level students to explore veterinary medicine as a career and navigate the application process.

“Applying to Vet School” is the creation of veterinary educator Jenny Moffett. Jenny – a past program director at the University of Surrey’s vet school – is Managing Director of SkillsTree. Although Jenny’s business now focuses on career planning for veterinary graduates, she saw a need for supporting individuals taking their very first steps on the veterinary pathway. Jenny says:

 “I’ve been immensely fortunate in my career that I’ve been able to work with people at all stages of a veterinary career – from the eager young applicants that I meet at university open days, right through to vets that are retiring and want to consider their options.

I’ve noticed that there’s a lot of online information about being a vet, but much of it is incorrect and biased. Students need to have the right information to make an informed decision about a career in veterinary medicine, which is why we came up with this course.”

Relevant to potential students, and those that support them

The course is specifically aimed at A-level students that are considering a career in veterinary medicine, but it is also relevant to parents, guardians and career guidance teachers – anyone who is supporting a “want-to-be” vet.

To find out more and to book your place on “Applying to Vet School: Your Essential Steps” please visit the link below.

(All applicants via ONCORE receive a 5% discount off this course, just add “ONCORE” at checkout. )

Jenny Moffett BVetMed (Hons) MSc DipMC PGCert SFHEA MRCVS

Jenny is the lead coach and trainer at SkillsTree. She hold a Certificate in Coaching from the Institute of Counselling, and is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). She is also an accredited communication skills coach with both European (NUVACS, UK) and USA (Institute for Healthcare Communication, CT) qualifications.

As a veterinarian and widely experienced medical educationalist, Jenny’s passion is to help those in healthcare roles to thrive, both personally and professionally, within their careers.