Careers and Employability Service
Services for current students

Veterinary work


These pages offer veterinary students information about the opportunities open to you. After studying, many of you will be looking to start work in practice, but there are other options, too.

Explore clinical pathways, finding work as a vet and other careers that use veterinary knowledge such as working in academia, charities, government, research and development, and sales.

Your next steps

Book a careers appointment

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Clinical practice

Explore clinical pathways for various disciplines

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Options outside veterinary practice

Find out about other veterinarian career routes

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Finding a job

Information on where to look for jobs and how to be successful during the recruitment process

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Exiting at Year 3

Advice on your options if you want to look at alternative careers at the end of Year 3

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Veterinary public health

Understand more about this varied career area, how to gain experience and where to look for jobs

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Veterinary physiotherapy

Discover this career area from what it involves and getting qualified to finding a job

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Working abroad

Explore your options for working abroad and hear about the experiences of our alumni



Careers and Employability Service

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