The Cambridge course offers the most diverse and rewarding veterinary education experience possible. We provide a uniquely supportive learning environment, with a strong emphasis on practical skills. Cambridge is the smallest UK vet school, training around 70 Vets each year, and this would be central to your experience here. Right from the start, you would benefit from Cambridge’s unique ‘supervision’ small group teaching system. Later in the course, the small class sizes become even more valuable. Our clinical rotation groups are tiny, which ensures a high caseload and would help build your confidence and experience. You would have access to superb facilities and be fully immersed in our environment of cutting-edge biomedicine. Experience shows that our learning environment makes our graduates better equipped to deal with the high pace of change in Veterinary Medicine, and poised for a wide variety of flexible and challenging careers. We aim to make you not merely a competent veterinarian but a practitioner who is well-equipped to grow and develop throughout your career. It is no accident that many of our former students now lead the veterinary profession, whether as leading specialist clinicians, top researchers, or as Presidents of the RCVS and other veterinary bodies.
Veterinary Medicine at Churchill College
Churchill College aims to admit two or three Veterinary students each year. This small number enables us to focus on your development as an individual. We try to arrange for clinically-trained supervisors to deliver the supervision teaching to provide valuable vocational context to the bedrock of science that underpins the Veterinary course. As a student here, you may be able to take advantage of opportunities to undertake part of your extramural studies abroad, either working in veterinary clinics or undertaking research projects supported by the College. In addition to our other attractions, we are also the closest College to the Veterinary School. Churchill has a particular focus on science: as a consequence, our Library is well stocked for Veterinary Medicine. Veterinary students are also part of the Churchill Medical Society, an organisation that arranges regular social functions and hosts visiting speakers to give after-dinner talks.