Clare College Cambridge

Veterinary Medicine

Number of students per year: 4-5
Typical offer: A*AA or 7,7,6 (42+ overall) in the IB or the equivalent in other educational systems. For Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers - Offers usually require AAA at Advanced Higher Grade; bands may be specified.
Essential subjects: A-levels or equivalent in at least two mathematics or science subjects.
Written assessment: All applicants are required to take the pre-interview written assessment for Natural Sciences at an authorised centre local to them (for a lot of applicants, this will be their school/college).


Recent developments in both the facilities and curriculum have produced a modern, exciting veterinary course at Cambridge. The number of veterinary places at Cambridge is about 70 per year making it one of the smallest veterinary schools. This facilitates a strong cohesion between students, whilst enabling close contact with staff and expediting small group teaching - a particular strength at Cambridge. Veterinary students are spread over the whole university and Clare College typically admits about 4 veterinary undergraduates a year, though, as explained in the general notes, it imposes no upper limit on the numbers in any subject. We also take about 12 medical undergraduates. Although the Tripos courses for vets and medics have now been seperated, much of the preclinical teaching is shared. The College is thus able to devote a considerable amount of resources to looking after these two groups of students.


Link to University Subject Page


Fellows in Veterinary Medicine

Reading List

More information about reading lists for Veterinary Medicine can be found here.

See Student Profile Josie Faulkner Mary Flook


Other useful links:
Cambridge Veterinary School