The PGCert Veterinary Medicine and Surgery is a 12 month full-time taught programme aimed at new and recent veterinary graduates. It provides focused training in the candidates chosen clinical subject area. This is facilitated by appropriate exposure to clinical case load and scholarly activity, including the submission of a clinically-based research project, a clinical portfolio and clinical case report. All students are allocated a clinical supervisor or supervisors from the school who oversee the programme. Teaching is undertaken in appropriate clinical settings. The PGCert is distinct from the RCVS CertAVP and is not approved for inclusion in the RCVS register.
Studentships (internships), providing full fees and a tax-free stipend are currently available at the following clinical associate practices:
Pride Veterinary Centre (Small animal medicine and surgery) www.prideveterinarycentre.co.uk/
Oakham Veterinary Hospital (Equine medicine and surgery) www.oakhamvethospital.co.uk/
Dick White Referrals
How to apply
These studentships are advertised annually and all applications are undertaken using the online application process. Applicants should select postgraduate certificate (PGCert) under taught courses and must indicate the clinical subject area and clinic (eg PGCert Equine Oakham) at the beginning of their personal statement. A curriculum vitae and covering letter should be attached. Any queries regarding the application process should be addressed to the Postgraduate Admissions Officer (e: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Further guidance on the application process
Applicants must hold a veterinary degree and be members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Prospective graduates will be considered, but all veterinary graduates MUST have their MRCVS number for application.
Graduates with less than 2 years post graduate clinical experience must include evidence that, as an undergraduate, they undertook at least 26 weeks of extramural clinical placements (outside the curriculum) or equivalent experience. Graduates from UK and Ireland do not need to provide this evidence since the degree is evidence of this requirement.
Graduates from the EU or EAA must be graduates from an EAEVE approved or accredited veterinary school to be eligible.
English language requirements:
If your first language is not English, we may require evidence of your competence in English. If evidence of competence is required we will accept:
IELTS: 7.5 (with no less than 7.0 in any element)
Applicants for the scholarships (interns) must be eligible for UK or EU higher education tuition fees. To access a list of FAQs and general advice about home/EU and international fee status, please visit the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website at: www.ukcosa.org.uk/student/fees_student_support.php