What does a veterinary surgeon do?
Veterinary surgeons, or vets, look after and maintain the health of animals. You will prescribe medication for animals, treat wounds and illnesses and conduct operations.
What do I need to do to become a veterinary surgeon?
To become a vet, you will need a degree that is approved by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).
- RCVS approved degree
- A level biology
- A level chemistry
Where to find out more
Where could I be working?
You may be working in a general practice looking primarily after peoples’ pets, or you could be looking after livestock or zoo animals. You may be working for yourself in a single practice or you could be working with a small team of vets at a larger practice or animal hospital.