School of Veterinary Medicine

The School of Veterinary Medicine aims to inspire and educate veterinary professionals who will advance veterinary medicine to meet the needs of a changing world.

Vet school highlights

RCVS Mental health awareness training

  • Tuesday 01 Aug. 2017

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  • Workshop

Challenging chickens – A hands on introduction to backyard poultry medicine

  • Wednesday 30 Aug. 2017

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Introduction to Canine Sports Medicine

  • Saturday 02 Sep. 2017

  • Monday 04 Sep. 2017

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Welcome from the Head of School

As the UK's newest School of Veterinary Medicine, we are creating a vet school that is different. 

Professor Chris Proudman, Head of School of Veterinary Medicine

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Surrey Vet School photo gallery

Take a look inside the pioneering new School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Surrey and see pictures of our first-year student vets in practice.

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Vet School infographic

View our infographic to discover unusual and interesting facts about our School of Veterinary Medicine.

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The future of veterinary pathology

The University of Surrey has officially launched an £11m Veterinary Pathology Centre which will provide a focus for pathology research, education and commercial activity.

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Our news


Tackling antimicrobial resistance in animals

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) inhibits the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections and it is now being widely debated and recognised as a growing threat to global public health.

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News story

Surrey Vet Students present at BSAVA Congress

Third year School of Veterinary Medicine students Chloe Cross and Zoe Nalborczyk present their research at BSAVA Congress.

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Press release

New study shows vitamin D could help control TB in animals

Research published today in Research in Veterinary Science reveals that vitamin D supplementation reduces the incidence and severity of tuberculosis (TB) in wild boar and red deer. The pilot study of 40 animals was conducted by a multidisciplinary team of scientists from the University of Surrey (UK), Universidad de Extremadura (Spain), and SME Ingulados (Spain). 

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Research news

Our partners

Partnerships underpin the University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine. The initial concept for a new vet school that capitalised on pre-existing community and professional links among academics and clinicians was the idea of key individuals in our foundation partner group.

The early development of the School has been supported by the passion, knowledge and dedication of our founding partners. As the School has evolved, additional strategic partnerships have been developed to increase opportunities for teaching and research ensuring our students obtain the widest range of experiences in their studies.

Key Strategic Partners

Reflecting the variety of roles that vets play in society, we are proud to work in close cooperation with a range of other key supporting partners in veterinary clinical education. Through joint appointments, ongoing research links and provision of student placements, this diverse group helps us to prepare our graduates for successful and challenging careers: