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    Hey, just wondering if anyone got any offers from either University of West England or Harper Adams University College to do Bioveterinary Science? Even if you didn't accept them, whats the typical offer? Thanks
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    I've never heard of that course actually.
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    Dont they do biovet at liverpool too?
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    It may be an option for me. Basically my uni lost my 1st year forensic coursework so I may fail because of their stupid ****-up. Resitting the year is not an option for me. I've emailed both of the the unis offering Bioveterinary through clearing, hopefully my Higher grades, labwork and vet experience will be good enough if I take the plunge and ring up on clearing day. This is madness. My whole life could change within literally two weeks :eek:

    I know Im doing the right thing though. Please wish me luck guys and I'll let you know how it goes.

    p.s. yeah they do Biovet at Liverpool but I've only got good enough grades for the two uni's I mentioned.
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    What is bioveterinary science?
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    (Original post by Lou_)
    What is bioveterinary science?
    Its basically the veterinary equivalent to biomedical science, i.e. you study veterinary sciences but it doesn't qualify you as a vet. It appeals to me anyway because Im interested in neurodegenerative diseases and vet research. Theres a fair amount of animal husbandry on the course aswell.

    Take a look: http://courses.uwe.ac.uk/d390(a)/2007
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    I never even knew such a course existed when I was applying for uni.. I wish I had though! It looks great and very interesting.

    Good luck, I hope you get a place! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
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    Oh cheers! I really hope they email me back by tomorrow morning but if not then I think I shall give the clearing advisors a call.
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    Good luck with it
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    Yes good luck, the course didnt really appeal to me though. How does it differ from the actual vet course?
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    I applied for Bioveterinary Science at Liverpool and my offer was BBB which is still pretty high considering the snobbiness surrounding the degree. The way I see it, it's basically the equivalent of Biomedical Science in Medicine. I researched a lot into it before I applied and I was told that it is becoming increasingly popular because they want a new generation of graduates to come up and work in research, nutrition etc because not enough vets will specialise in these fields.

    The Biovets at Liverpool so far have done 3 out of the 4 modules that the vets do each semester. While we're off doing things like dissection and animal handling, they're in the biological science building doing biochem and stuff. Their course is 3 years and they're not qualified to be a vet, obviously but they may move into jobs in that general area. I think many of those who can afford it go on to apply for veterinary or another degree course. Don't take my word for it though; here's the liverpool prospectus (I'm aware the thread starter isn't applying there but I don't know anything about the other unis! ):
    http://www.liv.ac.uk/study/undergrad...urses/D900.htm

    The only thing I would say about it is that I've noticed at Liverpool that there's a bit of banter with the biovets. People saying they're not 'real vets' etc and although it's all in good fun, if I had been doing the biovet course I would've been quite upset about it because I'm a sensitive little soul. I think this will probably decrease as the degree becomes more established within the faculty though and I think most of the biovets integrate really well with the vets on the most part. I suppose this wouldn't be the case in unis where there isn't a veterinary degree running along side the bioveterinary.

    Anyways, hope that helped!
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    Yeah I hope to study Veterinary Medicine after a first degree anyway, so this would be great if I got a place. I may actually go into research as a vet, I have a personal interest in neuro-degenerative diseases.

    Bear in mind I haven't actually applied anywhere, I just emailed these uni's to see if I could get a place through clearing. I got a reply from University of the West of England today, its getting forwarded to one of the course admissions oficers to decide. This is really scary yet so exciting!!
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    (Original post by Lucy.x)
    in second term they only did two modules the same as us not three and i think it decreases as time goes on, i think some terms we may only have one module in common???
    Haha, sorry Lucy, I should probably pay more attention! Yeah, i'd say over time she have less and less in common with veterinary.
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    OH MY GOD!! Got an email this morning, it's an unconditional offer for Bioveterinary Sciences at UWE!! I can't believe it, am soo in shock and soo happy!!!!!!!

    I know its not Vet Med (yet) but its better than Forensics and one step closer to achieving my dream. I know this is what I'm meant to do! God there is so much to do, organising finances, dropping out of my course, finding accomodation, HANDING IN MY NOTICE TO MY CRAPPY JOB TONIGHT!!!

    Bring it on
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    ^ Aw, well done
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    Congratulations!!
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    Anybody know what clothing I might need as a bioveterinary student? It just says two white lab coats is that all??
 
 
 
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