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What A-levels do you need to become a vet?

Are you a wannabe vet? If you’re planning to study veterinary science at university, make sure your A-level line-up keeps your options open when it comes to applying to veterinary courses…

If you want to study veterinary science or medicine, it’s crucial that you pick the right A-levels. Chemistry is a must-have subject wherever you plan to study, but there are certain other ‘essentials’ depending on the particular university you want to go to.

Essential A-levels (or equivalent)

  • Chemistry.
  • Combining chemistry, biology and either maths or physics (or taking both) is the best way to keep all veterinary courses open to you.

Useful A-levels (or equivalent)

  • Critical thinking will help with section three of the Bio-medical Admissions Test (BMAT), but it is better to take it as a fifth AS-level rather than as a replacement for maths or physics.
Take a look at individual veterinary science courses on Which? University to find out the most popular subjects vet students studied before arriving at university. 

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