EDIVET: Do you have what it takes to be a veterinarian?

This course is for anyone interested in learning more about Veterinary Medicine, giving a “taster” of courses covered in the first year of a veterinary degree and an idea of what it is like to study Veterinary Medicine.

About The Course

This course is designed to provide a basic overview of what is involved in the first year of a Veterinary Medicine degree. It will be of interest to those considering Veterinary Medicine as a career or those about to embark on their studies, as well as those keen to learn more about this profession generally or who are involved with caring for animals.


Over the five weeks the course will provide a taster of the subjects covered during the first year of the degree. It includes information on the profession’s past, present and future, as well as an introduction to body systems, basic animal care, and veterinary professional and clinical skills.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will I get a certificate after completing this class?

    Yes. Students who successfully complete the class will receive a Statement of Accomplishment signed by the instructor.

  • Do I earn University of Edinburgh credits upon completion of this class?

    No. The Statement of Accomplishment is not part of a formal qualification from the University. However, it may be useful to demonstrate prior learning and interest in your subject to a higher education institution or potential employer.

  • What resources will I need for this class?

    No resources needed.

  • What are the learning outcomes of this course and why should I take it?

    You will learn about what is required to become a Veterinarian.

Recommended Background

No background is required