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 three undergraduates in Veterinary Medicine each year, at least two of whom are generally affiliated (or 'graduate entry') students. 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.

For more information, see the general Entrance Requirements and FAQs, or contact our Admissions Office (

Admissions Assessment

  • Applicants for Veterinary Medicine are required to take the Natural Sciences pre-interview written assessment, including those applying to an age 21+ College.  You must be registered in advance to take the assessment, and the registration deadline is 15 October. Information about how to register, and specifications, can be found on the Cambridge website here.

Directors of Studies:  Dr Jane Greatorex (Veterinary Sciences) & Dr Jackie Brearley (Veterinary Medicine Clinical)

Student Profiles

Lizzy worked in a pet store for several years, and studied independently to improve the A-level grades she had originally achieved at school in more

Lara applied to Lucy Cavendish to study Veterinary Medicine in her final year of undergrad at the University of more