Veterinary medicine

Will my degree be recognised?

This is a highly important consideration when choosing to study veterinary medicine abroad. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information that we give you in this respect and so would advise you to check with Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons about the suitability of any particular university's veterinary medicine qualifications.

Does it make sense to study veterinary medicine abroad?

If you cannot access a graduate entry veterinary medicine degree in the UK, studying abroad might be your only option.

If you are passionate about becoming a vet, these can help you. You need to be careful in your choice of university but there are some highly reputable veterinary medical schools that can help you achieve your dream and your objectives.

What grades do I need to get in?

Some universities will not take your degree classification into consideration but will rely entirely on their own entrance exam to select students.

What else should I bear in mind?

Cost can be a major issue when thinking about studying veterinary medicine abroad although some Central European universities are now cheaper than studying in the United Kingdom.

There are a number of education agents operating in the UK who offer to find students places at international veterinary schools. In our experience it is often unnecessary to use a UK-based agent. However, the customer support of some Central European universities leaves a lot to be desired and you might find it easier to apply through an intermediary. It is worth checking in advance exactly which fees would be payable by you as the student and exactly which services the agent is authorised to offer.

Where should I look for graduate veterinary medicine degrees abroad?

There are two main areas where you can look for universities that welcome applications from British veterinary medicine students: the Caribbean and Central Europe.

We don't currently have these options listed on the site but they will be coming soon.

How can I find out more?

If you have any questions about courses in Veterinary Medicine you are welcome to contact us directly. We may be able to help you apply to some of the universities in Europe. You can also email us at