Vet schools accept a variety of entry level qualifications including A level, BTEC, Gateway Entry, IB, Irish Leaving Certificate and SCE Highers. There are also slight variations between vet schools in which grades and subjects they accept. For example, RVC and Cambridge require an entrance exam (BMAT), and Bristol University have recently changed their admission process and no longer interview for their BVSc or nursing courses. Instead, all students that receive an offer for these courses are invited to attend a post offer holder Visit Day.
"I am a student mentor for the Visit Days and think it is a brilliant change, as it means prospective students can have a more relaxing day exploring what it is like to be a Bristol Vet School student. The afternoon is filled with different activities designed to showcase what students are taught and how teaching is delivered at Bristol. The activities are based in the teaching facilities on the Langford campus and many are run by current Langford staff and clinicians. At the end of the Visit Day there is a wrap-up session which includes a Q&A with current students and staff, where prospective students and their guests are able to ask any questions that haven't already been answered throughout the day." Hannah Rose, 2nd year Bristol student