Career Advisors

“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” 

Access to Vet Career Advisors

Guiding you pupils towards a successful veterinary career

Do you work with school pupils who are passionate about animals and considering a career as a vet? We understand that navigating that path can be overwhelming for people but there is lots of help available on this website, including from Universities and from the Vet Schools Council.

We want to help you guide them on their journey and equip them with the knowledge and resources necessary for a successful veterinary career.

You have a really important role to play in helping to address the current shortages in the Scottish veterinary profession. If we don’t do something, there won’t be enough vets to look after the Scotland’s beloved pets and the country’s farming livestock so this could ultimately affect all of us who have companion animals or who consume Scottish meat, eggs, milk and other dairy products. 

We want you to work with us, to make sure every Scottish school pupil can access the information they need to consider veterinary careers.  We will keep you up to date with the routes into veterinary including the academic subjects and grades needed plus any additional requirements.  

We have three vet schools in Scotland and each year, in August, we will invite you to visit the facilities in one of them so you can see what being a Scottish vet student is all about.

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Educational guidance

Preparing for a veterinary career involves making important decisions regarding your education at an early stage. As vet career advisors, we can help guide you through the educational pathway, providing information on veterinary schools, admission requirements, prerequisites, and financial aid options. 


We can help you plan your academic journey, ensuring that you take the necessary courses and gain relevant experiences to strengthen your application to veterinary school.


Personalised mentorship

We can serve as mentors throughout your journey towards becoming a vet. We can provide personalised guidance, helping you develop essential skills and attributes necessary for success in the veterinary field. 


We can assist you in building a strong resume, preparing for interviews, and developing effective communication and leadership skills. Having us as mentors who understand the veterinary profession can be invaluable in shaping your professional growth and confidence.


Work-life balance and well-being

We recognise the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance and the need to prioritise your well-being. 


We can provide guidance on managing the demands of a veterinary career, including stress management techniques, self-care practices, and strategies for maintaining boundaries so that you thrive in your career and enjoy your home life. 


We can also offer support and resources to help you navigate the emotional challenges that can arise from working with animals and their owners.


Success in a rewarding career

With our expertise, guidance, and resources, we empower you to make informed decisions, acquire necessary skills, and seize opportunities that align with your passion for animals and your personal values. 


With our support, you can embark on a fulfilling journey as a vet, making a positive impact on animal health and welfare.


We can make a significant difference in your journey towards a successful veterinary career. We offer guidance, mentorship, and connections that can help you navigate the complex path of becoming a vet. 


Reach out to us and let us support you as you pursue your dream of making a difference in the lives of animals through veterinary medicine.

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To help any young person who dreams of being a vet in Scotland to become one.

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