Cambridge Veterinary Medicine is internationally renowned, and highly competitive. The course comprises three years of pre-clinical study (two for affiliated students), followed by three years of clinical study, and equips students with the skills required to enter practice in the UK and EU.

Lucy Cavendish aims to admit undergraduates in Veterinary Medicine each year. We also have a number of postgraduates working in related fields, as well as teaching and research staff, making for a warm and supportive subject community.


Further information about the course can be found on the Department and University websites.

Course Requirements

  • A Levels in Chemistry, and one of Biology/Human Biology, Physics, Mathematics. 
  • Most successful applicants have at least three science/mathematics A Levels at grade A or A*. 
  • Affiliated applicants also need a good BA Honours Degree equivalent to a 2.i, and science subjects are desirable.
  • Applicants holding qualifications they believe to be equivalent other than the International Baccalaureate and Scottish Highers will need to demonstrate, convincingly, that those qualifications involve a comparable level of scientific and mathematical understanding, and are advised to contact us for guidance.

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Admissions Assessment

  • Most applicants are required to take a subject-specific written admission assessment, either pre-interview or at interview. These assessments are designed to supplement the information in your application and provide a gauge of your abilities - to assess skills, such as comprehension and thinking skills, and levels of knowledge and understanding, relevant to your course. Read more on the University's website here.