Career Prospects

Our Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S) has a very high employment rate post qualification.

You will be entitled to practise as a veterinarian as soon as you have earned your BVM&S degree and registered as a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).

The European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) and the reciprocal arrangement between the RCVS and the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc (AVBC) allows BVM&S graduates to register to practice in Europe, Australia and New Zealand without requiring any further qualifications.

In addition, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will recognise your degree as equivalent to those awarded by veterinary colleges in the United States. We are also accredited by The South African Veterinary Council (SAVC).

Our graduates go on to enjoy a wide range of careers in veterinary medicine, including positions in:

  • Small animal practices
  • Mixed practices
  • Equine practices
  • Farm/livestock environments
  • Wild animal environments
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Military support
  • Industry
  • Research
  • Government
  • Academia  

Students on Tier 4 visas can remain in the UK for four months after their programme ends. Should they wish to remain and practise in the UK, students will need to have an offer of employment and thereafter apply for a Tier 2 skilled worker visa.  This can be done up to 3 months prior to completion of studies, or at any time after this whilst their Tier 4 visa remains valid.  If applying prior to graduation, the University can provide a supporting letter to confirm the student has completed all exams and coursework. 

For more information on career prospects please contact our Careers Service

For information about visa options for working in the UK after studies please contact our Student Immigration Service.

Related information

Find out what some of our recent graduates have gone on to do.

Graduate Profiles