A passion for growing the ethnic diversity of our veterinary community

Listen to our colleagues talk about their experience of the importance of ethnic diversity representation in the veterinary industry and how the Scholarship Scheme aims to help.

David Charles

Farm Vet at Scarsdale Vets

Sayaka Okushima

Anaesthetist Specialist at Pride Referral Hospital

Committed to supporting people from minoritised ethnic backgrounds

We believe in a level playing field for all in the veterinary industry, which is why we have launched our ethnic diversity scholarship scheme. This commitment will be focused on investing in and supporting people from minority ethnic backgrounds to start their career as a veterinary professional. Our Scholarship programme is part of our wider commitment to supporting ethnic diversity across the veterinary professions and within our business.

Successful candidates will be awarded an annual grant, mentoring from our ethnic diversity scholarship board members and a support network to help them through their studies.

Click here for a free downloadable video that anyone can use for widening participation talks.

How do I apply?

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Ethnic Diversity Nurse Scholarship

Our out of hours provider Vets Now, are pleased to announce the creation of a new scholarship scheme to fund vet nurse students from minority ethnic backgrounds.

Their aim is to embed a culture of diversity and inclusion within their teams to reflect the wider communities they serve.
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Frequently asked questions

You must be a UK or EU citizen who self identifies as being from the ethnic diversity community and who is applying to enter one of the UK or ROI veterinary schools in the autumn 2023 intake. The financial background of your family will be taken into account during the application process and priority will be given to those who are eligible for maintenance loans. You will need to upload your student finance letter.
Applications for students hoping to start their veterinary progress in autumn 2023 will open in March 2023 and close on May 15th 2023.
Successful scholars will receive £5000 per annum for the 5 (or 6 for Cambridge) years of the veterinary degree programme. This will be paid in 4 equal instalments through the year and can be used to support living or travel expenses.
You must have applied to a UK Vet School and be eligible to pay domestic fees only.

Further questions about the Ethnic Diversity Scholarship Scheme

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