As one of the world’s leading specialist veterinary institutions, the Royal Veterinary College brings together many talented individuals, all of whom share a passion for human and animal health and welfare.
Our broad range of programmes are of international appeal and attract students who go on to become practicing veterinarians, animal scientists, veterinary nurses, and leaders in industry and government.
The College has a proud heritage of innovation in veterinary science, clinical practice and education.
- Our independent status means we are able to innovate and keep at the forefront of theory and practice
- Pioneering approaches to teaching, research, and cutting-edge clinical provision
- Expertise beyond animal husbandry and an established network of scientific partnerships with internationally renowned RVC experts
Excellence in teaching and learning
We offer a portfolio of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development programmes. These are delivered either full-time, part-time or via conventional distance and interactive e-learning. RVC received the maximum score of 24 out of 24 in an assessment of teaching standards by the Quality Assurance Agency in February 2003. In 1999 it also became the first UK veterinary school to be accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Supporting the Veterinary Profession
The College's provides support for the veterinary profession through its three referral hospitals, diagnostic services, and continuing professional development courses. The Queen Mother Hospital for Animals is the largest of its kind in Europe, receiving over 8,000 patients each year.