As the UK's newest School of Veterinary Medicine, we are creating a vet school that is different. While embracing the traditional values of professionalism, scientific curiosity and clinical excellence, we are also developing a school with broad horizons.
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Welcome to the School of Veterinary Medicine
Our extensive network of partners in clinical practice, industry and research opens up unique learning opportunities for our students and for industry-relevant research. Our global outlook ensures an international perspective on all aspects of veterinary science.
We recognise that veterinary scientists have important roles to play in addressing some of the major challenges that the world faces. Our graduates will be well prepared to meet both present and future challenges of our ever-changing world.Professor Christopher Proudman, Head of the School of Veterinary Medicine
Mission, vision and values
Our mission is to inspire and educate veterinary professionals who will advance veterinary medicine to meet the needs of a changing world.
To educate confident and compassionate veterinarians committed to animal welfare, who through clinical and scientific excellence contribute significantly to society with professionalism and integrity.
We will deliver world-leading, multi-disciplinary, translational research and innovative education through local and global partnerships to benefit veterinary and human medicine.
Through local, national and international collaborations we promote the generation and sharing of knowledge amongst scientific communities, the veterinary profession and the animal-owning public.
As enquiring, creative educators and researchers who value student-focused education, we instil professional curiosity and a passion for life-long learning.
We are focused on an innovative approach to education and translational, multi-disciplinary research aimed at the prevention and treatment of disease in animals and humans.
We are open and honest advocates for all animals, respectful of our fellow professionals and dedicated to upholding the reputation of the veterinary profession in all our actions and communications.
We are passionate leaders and role models dedicating our professional lives with confidence, compassion and empathy to the protection of animal health and welfare and the promotion of public health.
Our BVMSci (Hons) Veterinary Medicine and Science course is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), giving our students the academic requirements needed to register as a Veterinary Surgeon, once they graduate. Once registered, they can practise throughout the UK, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. They can also apply to practise outside of the UK and on successful completion of their course, they’ll be recognised for automatic registration by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC) and the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC). We’re currently working towards accreditation by the European Association of Establishments of Veterinary Education (EAEVE).
Reflecting the variety of roles that vets play in society, we are proud to work in close cooperation with a range of 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.