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    What kind of jobs can you get with a bioveterinary science degree? I've seen 'working alongside vets' a lot but what specific jobs does this entail?
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    (Original post by Ell47)
    What kind of jobs can you get with a bioveterinary science degree? I've seen 'working alongside vets' a lot but what specific jobs does this entail?
    Teaching jobs - anything from teaching primary to chemistry/biology secondary after a PGCE

    Zoo jobs - some students get jobs in zoos

    Lab work - either human, animal or metal laboratories.

    Veterinary science - leads on to the vet med degree and after 5 years you can be a vet

    Vet nursing - you would either have to do a degree in vet nursing as a second degree or you can get the RVN qualification through working at a training practice

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    There are the odd conservation jobs you can do with the Biovet degree but most people go on to do vet med, work in labs or go into teaching


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    Really, bioveterinary science consists of biological aspects of animals, including in scientific research and additional veterinary science modules.

    Common route with the bioveterinary degree
    - Work with the government like DEFRA
    - Health inspector for the local authority
    - Work in the pharmaceutical industry that produce animal health products and animal nutrition
    - Work in the biotechnology industry
    - Work in the agricultural industry
    - Work in the medical research sector
    - Work in media publishing/lecturing sector
    - Take up further studies in research (Masters/PhD)
    - Advance onto the veterinary science/nursing degree through graduate entry

    And many more!

    There are so many possibilities with bioveterinary degree.
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    (Original post by riddledemort)
    Really, bioveterinary science consists of biological aspects of animals, including in scientific research and additional veterinary science modules.

    Common route with the bioveterinary degree
    - Work with the government like DEFRA
    - Health inspector for the local authority
    - Work in the pharmaceutical industry that produce animal health products and animal nutrition
    - Work in the biotechnology industry
    - Work in the agricultural industry
    - Work in the medical research sector
    - Work in media publishing/lecturing sector
    - Take up further studies in research (Masters/PhD)
    - Advance onto the veterinary science/nursing degree through graduate entry

    And many more!

    There are so many possibilities with bioveterinary degree.
    Thank you soooo much!!!
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    (Original post by Lizziefickling)
    Teaching jobs - anything from teaching primary to chemistry/biology secondary after a PGCE

    Zoo jobs - some students get jobs in zoos

    Lab work - either human, animal or metal laboratories.

    Veterinary science - leads on to the vet med degree and after 5 years you can be a vet

    Vet nursing - you would either have to do a degree in vet nursing as a second degree or you can get the RVN qualification through working at a training practice

    Lecturing

    There are the odd conservation jobs you can do with the Biovet degree but most people go on to do vet med, work in labs or go into teaching


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    Thank you! Do you know what is commonly involved in lab work? What is researched in the animal field?
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    While I agree with what has already been said, I've just finished my Bioveterinary science degree and all of us finished wondering what on earth we're going to do with it lol! It's definitely worth getting a variety of work experience beforehand and during so you know which modules to pick and specialise in!*

    Quite a lot of the jobs require further training or certain levels of work experience for a graduate to walk into as the degree is quite specialised in its little fields!

    Happy to answer any questions you have about the degree, was fab and lots of fun but it's very broad so can lead you to a bit of a 'what do I do now' moment lol!
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    (Original post by Ell47)
    Thank you! Do you know what is commonly involved in lab work? What is researched in the animal field?
    All I know is two of my friends went on to work in labs. One worked in nationwide laboratories and had the job of testing any animal samples which were sent from vets to be looked at - usually worm egg counts from fecal samples etc as anything pathological would require someone with further training to look at (a qualified vet who has done further pathology training). The other tested metals (platinum etc).


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    I was just wondering what kind of lab-based jobs you can get into with this degree alone - are you able to go into medical research such as finding cures for certain diseases in animals or cancer etc. - do you need a PhD for this, and if so where would I seek one, and how long would it take? would it be expensive? If I chose to do post-graduate veterinary is there anyway of reducing costs, as I believe, for example, it costs 27 grand a year for post grad veterinary at Glasgow!! I really want to do something with my life that is animal and heavily science based, but something that saves lives such as finding cures or saving lives directly.

    If anyone could help me, I would be extremely grateful!!
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    (Original post by laura345)
    I was just wondering what kind of lab-based jobs you can get into with this degree alone - are you able to go into medical research such as finding cures for certain diseases in animals or cancer etc. - do you need a PhD for this, and if so where would I seek one, and how long would it take? would it be expensive? If I chose to do post-graduate veterinary is there anyway of reducing costs, as I believe, for example, it costs 27 grand a year for post grad veterinary at Glasgow!! I really want to do something with my life that is animal and heavily science based, but something that saves lives such as finding cures or saving lives directly.

    If anyone could help me, I would be extremely grateful!!
    I'm not sure about medical research etc to be honest, people who did biovet with me that went on to work in labs worked in metals labs/nationwide laboratories dealing with animal samples sent from vets. You would have to look at the jobs available and then see what qualifications they require.
    Post grad vet med funding wise no there isn't any unfortunately. You have to pay a minimum of £9000 a year for your fees as there is no loan available for tuition fees. You get a maintenance loan but obviously you need this to live off and it won't cover the £9000 a year. You can apply for grants/bursaries from a variety of different companies, but you have to meet their requirements unfortunately and I know of people who have applied to every single one and have been rejected. Some universities offer hardship grants but you have to prove your eligibility and they cannot be used to pay for fees, just living costs.
    A lot of vet lab jobs require either a PHD or a veterinary degree and then a PhD on top of it, for example working as a veterinary pathologist.

    I know that a few years ago there were very limited medical research jobs available in this country, my brother did a biomedical science degree in the hope to go into medical research and upon completing his degree a majority of the labs had closed down and he struggled to get a job as a result of it - he now works in IT!


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    (Original post by Lizziefickling)
    I'm not sure about medical research etc to be honest, people who did biovet with me that went on to work in labs worked in metals labs/nationwide laboratories dealing with animal samples sent from vets. You would have to look at the jobs available and then see what qualifications they require.
    Post grad vet med funding wise no there isn't any unfortunately. You have to pay a minimum of £9000 a year for your fees as there is no loan available for tuition fees. You get a maintenance loan but obviously you need this to live off and it won't cover the £9000 a year. You can apply for grants/bursaries from a variety of different companies, but you have to meet their requirements unfortunately and I know of people who have applied to every single one and have been rejected. Some universities offer hardship grants but you have to prove your eligibility and they cannot be used to pay for fees, just living costs.
    A lot of vet lab jobs require either a PHD or a veterinary degree and then a PhD on top of it, for example working as a veterinary pathologist.

    I know that a few years ago there were very limited medical research jobs available in this country, my brother did a biomedical science degree in the hope to go into medical research and upon completing his degree a majority of the labs had closed down and he struggled to get a job as a result of it - he now works in IT!


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    Thank you for your help, I had a look at nationwide labs and the things they deal with do look interesting - do you know what PHD I would need?
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    (Original post by laura345)
    Thank you for your help, I had a look at nationwide labs and the things they deal with do look interesting - do you know what PHD I would need?
    I have no idea I'm afraid, I did biovet and went on to do veterinary so I never looked into that kind of job, you could always ring them up/email to ask about the qualifications required


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    (Original post by Lizziefickling)
    I have no idea I'm afraid, I did biovet and went on to do veterinary so I never looked into that kind of job, you could always ring them up/email to ask about the qualifications required


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    Okay, well thank you for all your help Lizzie - hopefully, I will get to where I want to be
 
 
 
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