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Careers - VetCam 2020 - Introduction to Veterinary Medicine

Updated: Feb 26


Following the successful courses held here in recent years we are holding another two and half day residential programme for Year 11 and 12 students interested in applying to study Veterinary Medicine at Cambridge University.

The course will take place on Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th April 2020.

The programme will include visits to both the pre-clinical and clinical departments to give a taste of the course, insight into life at a Cambridge college, and a chance to meet staff and current students. Places will be limited to 120 on first-come-first-served basis, and it would be sensible to encourage only likely A/A*-grade candidates to attend. Please note that Chemistry A level (or equivalent) is mandatory, and we strongly recommend two other science subjects, normally Biology, Physics or Maths.

(For information on entry requirements for different examination systems, please see www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/applying/entrance-requirements).

To view a provisional programme for the event and for more information, please go to www.vet.cam.ac.uk/study/vet/vetcam.


The 2020 course fee will be £240 for the all-inclusive two-and-a-half-day course; this fee covers all costs whilst attendees are in Cambridge.

In addition, we are offering a number of bursaries, which will cover the course fee and reasonable travel costs to and from Cambridge. We particularly encourage applications from students from disadvantaged and under-represented backgrounds attending state-sector schools and colleges. Further details about eligibility for the bursaries are detailed at www.vet.cam.ac.uk/study/vet/vetcam - but if you need to discuss this further, please contact Rachel Worsley at rw351@cam.ac.uk for more information. Bursary applicants should apply via a form they will be sent by Rachel, rather than using the online booking system.

It is important to emphasise that attending this course, or other open days at Cambridge, while useful for many pupils to make their decisions about university choices, does not confer any advantage in the application process.

We would be grateful if, on our behalf, you could forward this information to those students who have expressed an interest in studying Veterinary Medicine. To avoid disappointment, please stress to them that early booking is essential.

The course can be booked and paid for using a debit or credit card by following the link at www.vet.cam.ac.uk/study/vet/vetcam




If you have any problems using the booking site, please contact us at: tutorial.office@vet.cam.ac.uk

As stated above, places are limited to 120 and are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. We will acknowledge all applications and confirm bookings by e-mail on receipt of payment. We will keep an additional 10 names on a waiting list, in case of any cancellations. If a booking is cancelled, a £75 cancellation fee will be charged and the remaining amount refunded. If you cancel within seven days of the start of the course none of the fee will be refunded.

Limited accommodation is available for the Sunday night before the start of the course; if you want to book accommodation on that evening, please do so when booking your course place using the online booking system, and we will be in touch with you with further details. Please note that this would be provided on a first-come first-served basis and that attendees staying overnight on Sunday 5th April 2020 will not be supervised.

Yours sincerely,

Dr David Bainbridge

Chair of The Admissions Strategy Committee


Contact email: tutorial.office@vet.cam.ac.uk or visit: www.vet.cam.ac.uk

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