Academic Buildings

The new school buildings have been designed by leading architecture firm Devereux Architects. They comprise of an academic building, a veterinary clinical skills centre – funded by £4.9m from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) – and a veterinary pathology facility.

Main Academic Building

The main academic building for the School of Veterinary Medicine includes conference-standard 250 and 150 seat lecture theatres, but most of our formal teaching takes place in our 24 small group teaching rooms that have been designed to suit our teaching philosophy.

The building also houses our teaching and research laboratories, staff and student spaces, as well as the Café and collaboration spaces for more informal gatherings. On the ground floor at the rear of the building you will find our Clinical Skills Centre and mock veterinary practice. 

Veterinary Clinical Skills Centre

The VSC building is purpose-built to teach animal handling and examination. Its innovative ‘flying saucer’ design incorporates a large central atrium where staff can set up equipment for teaching; this central area is surrounded by a ring of stables, livestock pens and teaching rooms. This fantastic building was funded by part of the HEFCE Catalyst Fund.

Veterinary Pathology Centre

Our £11 million state of the art Veterinary Pathology Centre for anatomy teaching, research and commercial activity offers gross post-mortem examination facilities for livestock, equines, exotics and companion animals at ACDP1-3 and SAPO3 containment levels.  

Our team of highly skilled board-certified pathologists, veterinary investigation officers and technicians has expertise across a range of species.  They share a passion for inspiring the next generation of veterinary pathologists, collaborating with the Pirbright Institute (PI), Public Health England (PHE) and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).        

In addition to teaching and research, the Centre offers commercial services to the wider veterinary and scientific community, which ensures that case-load for students’, is varied and interesting.

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