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Welcome to 2020-21 Veterinary Students!

Please note that due to the current circumstances, details are still being finalised for these sessions and further information will be confirmed via email in due course.

Covid-19 update: Due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and government guidance,  we have had to make some changes to the programme in order to mitigate against risks to health and to give you the best possible academic experience in the circumstances. We will continue to monitor and respond to the changing public health situation. The changes are:

  • All lectures will be delivered online
  • Most practicals will be delivered online
  • Where we are able to deliver practicals in person you will be told.


You will find below information regarding your first week at Cambridge.

You will receive, by email, a welcome letter detailing you set, and how to access the online timetables. Please check your @cam email account.

The documents below make up the Freshers Pack, which you must read carefully and print off as necessary.

Student Device Specification

 Advice for accessing online resources (student laptops) is found here.


Occupational Health Information

Individual Occupational Health appointments will be organised directly by Occupational Health office in Michaelmas Term. These appointments are compulsory.


Tuesday 6th October 2020

Molecules in Medical Science Information

Molecules in Medical Science (MIMS) flyer


Wednesday 7th October 2020

Welcome from the Dean of the Veterinary School

2:00 pm, venue TBC


Preparing for Lectures - Library introductions

Thursday 8th October 4-4.30 and Friday 9th October 4-4.30

This session is repeated and therefore you only need attend one of the two sessions.


Thursday 8th October 2020

Introduction to Pre-clinical Extra Mural Studies (EMS) and a *compulsory* Health and Safety session

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, venue TBC


Department of Veterinary Medicine (“the Vet School”) is on the University’s West Cambridge Site on Madingley Road

Universal Bus information