Concluding your Veterinary Personal Statement

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Effectively concluding your Veterinary Personal Statement is very important as a way to nicely round off what you have written. How you end your Veterinary Personal statement is going to leave a lasting impression in the reader’s mind about how your whole statement. When coming to write the conclusion, you may realise you are close to the character or maximum line limit, ending abruptly without a thorough conclusion is a common personal statement pitfall.  

The UCAS website have complied some generic but useful advice for ending your Personal Statement.

Tips for ending and concluding your personal statement

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Keep it brief and do not waffle.

Your conclusion should not be too long, only a few lines.

Show Veterinary is right for you and focus on personal motivation.

Your conclusion should re-iterate why you want study Veterinary Medicine. You should summarise how your skill set will make you a good vet. Try to sell yourself and show the admissions tutor why they should offer you a place.

Avoid Repetition

Try not to directly repeat phrases that you have already mentioned previously in your Veterinary Personal Statement. This wastes valuable characters,

Tie is back to what you have written earlier.

It is ok to reference and repeat the skills described within the body of the personal statement. However, use a different choice of words so that it does not look like

you have just lifted the same information from your introduction or main body paragraphs.

Ensure your conclusion has a focus on the Veterinary world and science.

You could use your conclusion to reference the future of Veterinary medicine. Consider the following question: what is it about today’s society or the future of veterinary medicine that inspires you to want to be part of this career?

Walkthrough Examples: Concluding your Veterinary Personal Statement:

We have written an example of an excellent concluding paragraph:

‘Nowadays the combination of human science and medicine with that of veterinary has opened a whole new range of treatment methods that can benefit our pets. In particular. with the introduction of prosthetic implants for orthopaedic injuries. I am intrigued to learn what the future of veterinary medicine will hold at the rate it is progressing, and want to be a part of creating these new innovations to better the lives of animals and humans.

This is a very good answer because the student’s motivation for wanting to study Veterinary Medicine shines through. For example, they have shown awareness that by bettering the lives of animals, they are bettering the lives of humans too. Moreover, the student shows that they understand the parallels between veterinary and human medicine. They acknowledge that (although veterinary medicine is about 30 years behind human medicine), we can achieve great things from a combined approach.

The student rounds off the statement nicely avoiding being too abrupt. This brings the statement to a close with an all- encompassing feel that they have fully explained why they would be a good vet student.

Check out our other Veterinary Personal Statement Guides and feel free to leave any comments or questions below.

How do you write a conclusion for a personal statement?

Your conclusion should re-iterate why you want study Veterinary Medicine. You should summarise how your skill set will make you a good vet. Try to sell yourself and show the admissions tutor why they should offer you a place.

How long should a veterinary personal statement be?

A Veterinary Personal Statement should be a maximum of 4,000 characters long. This includes spaces and punctuation. This is equivalent to around 650 words which is 1 side of typed A4 paper.

How do you write a killer personal statement?|

A killer personal statement should be interesting, showing enthusiasm and passion. You need to talk about your work experience, volunteering, extracurricular activities, reasons for choosing your degree and more. Keep it formal and to the point, you should aim to add a “wow” factor whilst still keeping it academic.

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