Published: 08 February 2021

Top jobs with a veterinary medicine and science degree

Did you know that 96% of our graduates go on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes survey 2020)? Find out what roles our students have gone on to, who they’re working for and what international job opportunities are available.

Job roles

Our BVMSci (Hons) Veterinary Medicine and Science course is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), which means that on successful completion of your studies, you'll have the academic requirements needed to register to work as a veterinary surgeon.


Our alumni can be found all around the world, with recent graduates working for:

  • Animal hospitals
  • British Armed Forces
  • Charitable organisations e.g. the RSPCA
  • Research laboratories
  • Universities
  • Veterinary practices
  • Zoos.


Once you’ve graduated and you’re registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), you can practise throughout the UK, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

You can also apply to practise outside of the UK and you’ll be recognised for automatic registration by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC) and the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC). We’re currently working towards accreditation by the European Association of Establishments of Veterinary Education (EAEVE), so you can practise across Europe.

Alternative careers

With the professional, business and communication skills learnt throughout the course, you’ll also be highly desirable in other industries. Typical roles include:

  • Ecologist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Nature conservation officer
  • Scientific writer
  • Scientific researcher
  • Zookeeper.

Some students also use our course to apply for further study, including postgraduate research.

Find out more about our BVMSci (Hons) Veterinary Medicine and Science course

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