Which vet course are you looking to do as is it veterinary nursing or vet surgery...!!!
Check with your local vet practices on this okay.
I'm a BSC qualified vet nurse.
This is for veterinary nursing below :-
What qualifications do I need to start training as a veterinary nurse?
The minimum academic requirements to train as a veterinary nurse are:
You must have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C (or 9-4), including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject. Students with Scottish qualifications are required to have 5 subjects at a National 5 or Higher/Advance Higher at level A, B or C; to include Maths, English and a Science.
If you do not have the required GCSEs, you may wish to consider the Level 2 Diploma for Veterinary Care Assistants course. This qualification, along with English and Maths GCSEs (A*to C) or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths will be an acceptable alternative.
Other entry requirements relating to work experience, employment status or additional qualifications may be required depending on the course, particularly with Higher Education programmes. It is advisable to check with the individual college/university you are looking to apply to as to what is required for each course.
Getting into the profession
You must be a minimum of 16 years of age to train as a veterinary nurse.
Increasingly there are large numbers of people wanting to join the profession and so entry onto a veterinary nursing programme can be very competitive with numbers as high as seven applicants for every available place. Given this, course providers will look at grades, references from veterinary practices (where you have gained work experience) in support of your application and your commitment and knowledge of the profession you will be joining.
If you are looking to undertake diploma level training, employment in a Veterinary Training Practice or a confirmed work placement will go a long way to support your course application.
Some practices are a bit picky with the age of students and I found that a few places didn’t take anyone under the age of 16 (which was frustrating as I have a summer birthday). That’s not to say that nowhere will take you if you’re 14/15, there’s no harm in asking and the worst case scenario is that they’ll say no.