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    I'm 42
    im a successful dental implant surgeon with a masters in oral surgery and RCS Ed membership in dental implantology but I've always wanted to study vet med
    any thoughts
    do I have a hope in hell
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    I think you've got more to lose by not going for it. You obviously know what a demanding course is like so know what you'd be getting into.

    I've heard of people retraining as a vet in their 50s, when you consider how long you've got before you retire (sorry!) you might as well be in a job that makes you happy.


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    Thanks farmerjo
    Any ideas on where would be most receptive to mature students like me?



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    There is a lot of information in the Veterinary Medicine forum which you might find interesting. Make use of the search function to find older threads, I am sure I have seen mature studnets post there in the past. I do not know which vet school is most receptive to mature students but the RVC's website gives quite a lot of detail on applying with non-standard qualifications, which presumably means they are well disposed to consider all types of applicants.

    Are you planning on doing an Access course? Have you done any work experience? I think work experience/time spent volunteering is the most important thing, you need lots to make a competitive application
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    I'll look at those
    Have made contact with Edinburgh who seem receptive and Liverpool, who say they accept mature students
    I'm on with the experience aspect too
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