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Getting Into Veterinary School [Paperback]

James Barton
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18 Feb 2011 Getting Into

Are you keen to study vet science at university?
Would you like advice on making your vet school application stand out head and shoulders above the rest?

If so, Getting into Veterinary School is the book for you, full of essential information that can secure your place at the veterinary school of your choice. From deciding whether a career as a vet is right for you and ensuring you choose the right A levels to creating a winning personal statement on your UCAS application and performing brilliantly at interview, you'll find everything you need to know about the veterinary science admissions process inside this eighth, fully updated edition of Getting into Veterinary School.

Packed full of expert advice and insider tips, as well as information on current issues facing the vet profession (including animal welfare, recent epidemics and changes in farming regulations), Getting into Veterinary School will give you a head–start in one of the most competitive application processes in the UK. Getting into Veterinary School also contains a look towards your vet career with information on specialisation and salary - as well as details of alternative careers of relevant interest - ensuring you are fully equipped to convey your dedication and passion for veterinary science to the admissions tutors.

Founded in 1973, MPW, a group of independent sixth-form colleges, has one of the highest number of university placements each year of any independent school in the UK and has developed considerable expertise in the field of applications strategy. They author the Getting Into guides which explain the application procedures for many popular university subjects, as well as the best-selling How To Complete Your UCAS Application.

Also available in the Getting Into series:

  • Getting Into Art & Design Courses
  • Getting Into Business & Economics Courses
  • Getting Into Dental School
  • Getting Into Engineering Courses
  • Getting Into Law
  • Getting Into Medical School
  • Getting Into Oxford & Cambridge
  • Getting Into Physiotherapy Courses
  • Getting Into Psychology Courses

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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Trotman; 8 edition (18 Feb 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844553906
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844553907
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 317,731 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Becoming a vet remains an incredibly popular career choice and the competition for degree course places is tougher than ever. It's not enough to have top A level grades and an interest in animals - you need to show real passion and a true commitment to the subject to make your application stand out from the crowd. 

Packed with essential advice and useful tips to help land you a place on the veterinary course of your choice, Getting into Veterinary School takes an honest look at what it really takes to win your place on a veterinary medicine course. It contains practical, detailed guidance on the entire application process including:

- Advice on how to secure valuable work experience
- Details of the veterinary courses available and tips on how to choose the best course for you
- How to prepare a brilliant personal statement
- Guidance on how to make a great impression at interview
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

James Barton is a Director of Studies and careers adviser at MPW. He is the author of a number of the Getting Into guides and has given careers advice across a range of fields.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect! 9 May 2011
By Laura
Format:Paperback
It's a very useful guide book for students to finally start the process in becoming a Vet. It helps you from all different aspects, from interview questions to different types of careers in veterinary. They also give you contacts and sources of information which have proven very useful in finding help and course tasters. I strongly advise it for people who don't know where to start but are truly devoted to get into vet school. Good luck!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 21 Jan 2012
Format:Paperback
I found this book both very helpful and interesting. It provides all the support and information required and has provided me with alot of guidance. Thank you!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Advice 16 Aug 2013
Format:Paperback
I had the previous edition of this book, so I imagine this book is the same and if not better because the information in the last edition was slightly outdated on its statistics, and I imagine in this one the information has been updated for this year. However this book is brilliant; the advice it gives you on getting valuable work experience, the application process, the BMAT exam, the interview process is excellent; it gives you a thorough overview of everything you need to know, and whilst in some aspects it doesn't go into major detail (such as the BMAT exam section for example, I recommend buying a separate book for help on that) it gives you advice on where to find more information (which if you're serious about applying you need to do a lot of reading around!) It really helped my with my personal statement and my interviews; it gives lots of valuable advice on how to prepare for the interview process and even details about many of the topical issues which you do need to know for interview.

I can say this book was my life-saver since my school knew very little about how to apply to vet school. This book is excellent, I'm now starting my veterinary medicine degree in September at Edinburgh and this book really did help me through the application process!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have for all aspiring vets! 11 April 2013
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As a 16 year-old wanting desperately to become a Veterinary Surgeon, I have been searching all over the place for bits of information on what to do now to have the best chances of making it into Veterinary School. But the information on the internet and from careers advisors can be overhwelming, hard to find and sometimes conflicting! Meanwhile, everything I needed to know was here, in this book. While it has a reality-check, to make sure that you understand just how difficult the road ahead is, it offers information on every aspect (entry requirements, work experience, finance, the uni course, application, interviews, the lot!) and with a light-hearted approach written purposefully for young people. Best of all, though, it has stories from qualified vets and vets-in-training, talking about their experiences and what they did, so you are reassured that this information is valid and you feel like you're not the only one who's had to walk this long road. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, THIS BOOK WILL ANSWER THEM!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. 7 July 2013
By DJK
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This is so useful. Informative and lots of facts -but also includes lots of humour. It proves that the early teens is the time to start work experience if you are serious about a veterinary career. Well worth the purchase price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A useful book for students and family alike 13 Jun 2014
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Purchased this as a gift for a student, this was a great resource for both her and her parents.
Very happy with the price too!
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