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    I really want to study veterinary medicine but I know it's really hard to get into. I've seen this course at Nottingham Trent and it's like my dream course as I love sports aswell (will be do pe for a level, alongside biology & chemistry). I was wondering how easy/hard to go on to do veterinary medicine & physiotherapy. Also if anyone was doing this course and what they thought about it.
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    (Original post by lucyliulu)
    I really want to study veterinary medicine but I know it's really hard to get into. I've seen this course at Nottingham Trent and it's like my dream course as I love sports aswell (will be do pe for a level, alongside biology & chemistry). I was wondering how easy/hard to go on to do veterinary medicine & physiotherapy. Also if anyone was doing this course and what they thought about it.
    Are you wanting to go on to study veterinary medicine when you finish? Or veterinary physiotherapy?


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    Are you wanting to go on to study veterinary medicine when you finish? Or veterinary physiotherapy?


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    Veterinary medicine preferably!


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    (Original post by lucyliulu)
    Veterinary medicine preferably!


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    Ok, coming from someone who's gone the graduate route into vet med, It's not something I would ever recommend. It's no easier to get in as a grad student than it is as a school leaver, it's just as competitive unfortunately. It's a long route, I'm now in my 5th year of university, 3 years of my previous degree and now I'm in my 3rd year of vet school, it's a long haul to the end believe me! I should have been graduating this year had I just done 5 years of vet school yet I'm only half way through! It's also very very expensive. You don't get a tuition fee loan, which means funding a minimum of £9000 a year yourself, which is hefty! I went the grad route because I didn't have A-levels, I had a national diploma and whilst I had the required grades, I didn't achieve a place therefore I went and did a degree to make my application stronger, but it was a last option for me, and I still had to get a 2:1 to get into vet school, and it still took me 2 attempts after graduating to get in. If vet med is really what you want to do then work hard at your A levels and you'll succeed, but leave grad vet med as a very last back up plan for if you have no other options (resits, gap year etc). If you're determined enough you can achieve anything!


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    (Original post by Lizziefickling)
    Ok, coming from someone who's gone the graduate route into vet med, It's not something I would ever recommend. It's no easier to get in as a grad student than it is as a school leaver, it's just as competitive unfortunately. It's a long route, I'm now in my 5th year of university, 3 years of my previous degree and now I'm in my 3rd year of vet school, it's a long haul to the end believe me! I should have been graduating this year had I just done 5 years of vet school yet I'm only half way through! It's also very very expensive. You don't get a tuition fee loan, which means funding a minimum of £9000 a year yourself, which is hefty! I went the grad route because I didn't have A-levels, I had a national diploma and whilst I had the required grades, I didn't achieve a place therefore I went and did a degree to make my application stronger, but it was a last option for me, and I still had to get a 2:1 to get into vet school, and it still took me 2 attempts after graduating to get in. If vet med is really what you want to do then work hard at your A levels and you'll succeed, but leave grad vet med as a very last back up plan for if you have no other options (resits, gap year etc). If you're determined enough you can achieve anything!


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    I will definitely try to straight into veterinary medicine but I thought I might put this as my 5th choice or whether I should just take a gap year and reapply the next year.


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    (Original post by lucyliulu)
    I will definitely try to straight into veterinary medicine but I thought I might put this as my 5th choice or whether I should just take a gap year and reapply the next year.


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    I'd take a gap year and apply the next year, by all means put it as your 5th choice however you would be better off financially taking a gap year, then if all else fails after a gap year then go the grad route


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    (Original post by Lizziefickling)
    I'd take a gap year and apply the next year, by all means put it as your 5th choice however you would be better off financially taking a gap year, then if all else fails after a gap year then go the grad route


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    Okay, thank you for your help


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