• University of Nottingham
New

Virtual Work Experience and Exploring the Veterinary Profession

Learn what it takes to become a vet and explore the challenges of the vet profession to decide if it's the right career for you.

4,368 enrolled on this course

Virtual Work Experience and Exploring the Veterinary Profession
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study3 hours
  • LearnFree
  • Extra BenefitsFrom $39Find out more

Get virtual vet work experience before embarking on a veterinary degree

The COVID-19 pandemic means that many potential vet students cannot undertake animal handling work experience.

On this course, you’ll get insight into the reality of life as a vet so that you can make an informed decision before embarking on a veterinary degree course.

You’ll learn about the structure of veterinary practice and the different governing bodies, as well as discover the day to day challenges a vet might face.

You’ll also explore the different roles available outside of general practice and find out the great opportunities such a degree can bring.

What topics will you cover?

  • Introduction to the veterinary profession and how to begin a veterinary career
  • Where and how vets work
  • Roles of the wider veterinary team in and out of practice
  • Overview of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the British Veterinary Association and professional conduct
  • The benefits and challenges of the vocation
  • Current and future issues for veterinary medicine and science

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore the history of the veterinary profession
  • Summarise the organisation of the veterinary profession
  • Describe how to become a veterinary surgeon, what it involves and the time it takes
  • Discuss the roles of the wider veterinary team
  • Identify important skills and qualities required and provide examples of why these are important
  • Investigate current and future challenges in veterinary medicine and science
  • Apply work experience reflection to future placements
  • Model levels of care and service accreditation

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for students considering a degree in veterinary medicine and science.

The course will also benefit anyone considering a role within the wider veterinary team.

Who will you learn with?

I'm Gary England, Foundation Dean for the Unviersity of Nottingham, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

Who developed the course?

The University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is committed to providing a truly international education, inspiring students with world-leading research and benefitting communities all around the world.

Learner reviews

Join this course

Start this course for free, upgrade for extra benefits, or buy Unlimited to access this course and hundreds of other short courses for a year.

Free
$0

Join free and you will get:

  • Access to this course for 4 weeks

Upgrade
$39

Upgrade this course and you will get:

  • Access to this course for as long as it’s on FutureLearn
  • A print and digital Certificate of Achievement once you’re eligible

Unlimited (New!)
$279.99 for one year

Buy Unlimited and you will get:

  • Access to this course, and hundreds of other FutureLearn short courses and tests for a year
  • A printable digital Certificate of Achievement on all short courses once you’re eligible
  • The freedom to keep access to any course you've achieved a digital Certificate of Achievement on, for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn
  • The flexibility to complete your choice of short courses in your own time within the year
Find out more about upgrades or Unlimited.

Get a taste of this course

Find out what this course is like by previewing some of the course steps before you join: