The Veterinary Gateway programme is a targeted Widening Participation initiative designed to increase accessibility to veterinary degree courses for those who might not meet the normal entry criteria for a five-year course due to their Widening Participation background. This is a six-year course that integrates a Gateway year designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to study veterinary medicine. Successful completion of the Gateway year does not give you a qualification in itself, but does lead automatically into our five-year BVetMed programme, which will qualify you to practice as a veterinarian. This course is open to UK students only, who come from a Widening Participation background. The full criteria can be found on the RVC website. .