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For Equine Vets Everywhere

Becoming a Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary medicine is a popular career choice and can provide a huge range of opportunities. The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) provides information on the qualifications and work experience required to become a vet.

Within the UK horse industry there are a whole host of employment opportunities for qualified vets. Clinical involvement can range from the care of pleasure horses within a mixed practice through to highly specialised sports horses or racehorse care in a referral practice. Non-clinical positions, such as roles within Defra and pharmaceutical companies or as advisors to educational establishments or breed and industry societies, can also prove rewarding and open different aspects of veterinary involvement.