BVSc (Hons) Veterinary Science

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Reviews

Anonymous

There is a combination of lectures and practicals delivered by staff who are experts in their fields. Although inevitably a very difficuly subject to study, the resources provided are excellent and communication and support between students and staff is effective.

Anonymous

Quite a practical course from day 1 with loads of experts in their fields from all over the world. Talking to the lecturers about their subject or their research is a way to make contacts and lots of opportunities to get involved in research as well as other projects the vet school undertake. Friendly lecturers, that although are very very busy people themselves are generally more than happy to help you out when you need it, be it course matters or offer support when there's something you feel is affecting your studies.

Anonymous

Veterinary is an intense but enjoyable degree if it is something you wholly want to commit to as a career. It can be very stressful with lots of contact hours, huge work load and difficult exams but the degree and job at the end of 5 years hard work is really worth it. Vet school is unique in that the years are very integrated as well as the different vet schools from around the country, meaning you meet so many people who have the same interests as you.

Anonymous

The content is a huge amount, which is to be expected for a degree of this nature, however it can be a bit ovewhelming at times. The structure is well layed out in order to help you as best as possible, eg lectures are sectioned into body system blocks.

Anonymous

I enjoy the layout of the course - it separates the course into clear divisions, including, the normal physiology and science, animal husbandry and infectious diseases.The forms of assessment are not just exams but continuous assessment which cover a range of aspect - from communication skills to representation by drawings.The variety of teaching methods make it very enjoyable - lectures, labs and tutorials

Anonymous

The thing I love about the veterinary degree at the Universith it Liverpool is that it it practical from day 1. Within the first few weeks you've travelled to the vet campus - Leahurst - to have experience with cats and dogs, pigs, sheep, horses and cows. You also start practising clinical skills from the very beginning of your first year. So straight away you learn how to inject animals with medicine, position animals for and interpret x-Ray's and many more skills, which puts you in good stead for both clinical and pre-clinical EMS placements.

Anonymous

Veterinary Science at the Univeristy of Liverpool is great. I'm not going to lie, it is tough. You have extremely long hours and lots of work, but it's worth it. You learn so much from anatomy of loads of different animals, to behaviour and even get to do animal handling classes, which including holding rabbits to pigeons. There is such a wide range of topics, that everyone has something they will love. It is such a great course

Anonymous

Seems generally disorganised, assessment seems to be undecided, marking quality poor (comments copied between students). Content is good and relevant. Practical side is good, taught from the beginning. Compulsory elements of the course taught at a campus a 40 minute drive away but no transport provided, or reimbursement for costs of travel. Lecturers under prepared, late or not sure of their job.

Anonymous

My degree is hard work but throughly enjoyable. There is a large number of timetabled hours each week (9-5 most days) and it is very competitive to get a place. All of this is made worth while by the high standard of teaching, from excellent lecturers. The facilities are great and help is provided in every possible way.

Anonymous

Studying veterinary at Liverpool, makes me really understand why competition for the course is so high. The facilities and teaching are outstanding and exceeded any expectations I had before coming. The structure of the course which spans five years, is thoroughly sophisticated and conditions students to be some of the best vets in the country, in my opinion. There are various styles of learning that are used, lectures, lab sessions, dissections etc. ; all of these keep students on their feet and interested throughout. I enjoy the course endlessly and wouldn't be anywhere else.

James McGregor

Studying vet science at Liverpool gives me a perfect understanding of why it is so difficult to get into vet school. The facilities that the school has to offer are numerous and beyond any standard that I had first envisioned before coming here, with the school boasting an extensive veterinary teaching suite/lab and a separate distinguished veterinary campus a few miles away. The course itself is extremely intense and requires many hours a week, however the continuous assessment tasks (which are given in-depth feedback) and access to a wide library of online resoures allows students to assess their progress and act accordingly. Each student is also given a support tutor who monitors their progress, this is a good concept however could possibly be integrated more than it currently is. Aspects of the course are diverse; lectures, lab sessions, clinical sessions, dissections, group/peer sessions, tutorials, and animal handling classes. Altogether these create an interesting and enjoyable content structure, it's quite difficult to be bored at Liverpool vet school. Of course the standard and style of teaching varies between some modules and lecturers, nevertheless overall the course is taught to an incredibly high calibre. All-in-all attending the vet school and Liverpool University is an incomparable experience and I wouldn't be anywhere else. 

Anonymous

Great integration of content from the start. Anatomy has really good resources but I feel the surrounding theory could be further supported to really get the content into our memory better.

Anonymous

"Veterinary science is both challenging and rewarding in equal measures. It is a very diverse course, with teaching being delivered through lectures, practical dissections and group tutorials. Assessment is in the form of 5 exams of varying formats, this enables a good variation in examination styles. The social life of the vet school is one of the best at uni - we are like one big family!"

Anonymous

Mentally stimulating, hard work, good fun. Exam based, 3 years of theory, 2 years of clinical theory and applied clinical practice.

Anonymous

Really busy and practical course. Mix of preclinical and clinical teaching from year 1. Dissection groups are small so you can really understand what is happening. 5 exams at the end of the year, 3 written and 2 practical. One of the written exams is multiple choice. There are no modules, so every exam can have anything from the year in.