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School: Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

About the School

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, founded in 1823, is a one-of-a-kind.

Our purpose-built campus, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Pentland Hills Regional Park, is home to more than 800 staff. We have more than 800 students on campus, as well as more than 700 students online, all of whom contribute to our exceptional community ethos.

Breadth and scope

The School comprises:

  • The Roslin Institute
  • The Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security
  • The Roslin Innovation Centre
  • The Hospital for Small Animals
  • Equine Veterinary Services
  • Farm Animal Services
  • Easter Bush Pathology
  • The Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education

We represent the largest concentration of animal science related expertise in Europe, impacting local, regional, national and international communities in terms of economic growth, the provision of clinical services and the advancement of scientific knowledge.

Collaboration and interdisciplinarity

As part of the University of Edinburgh College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, we interact closely with colleagues in Edinburgh Medical School, as well as with the Schools of Biological Sciences and Geosciences in the College of Science & Engineering. This provides our postgraduate students with access to a vast array of expertise and technologies in addition to opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration.

Global influence

Edinburgh veterinary practitioners took the Edinburgh model around the world, with unprecedented success. William Dick was an outstanding practitioner who made great strides in establishing veterinary education in Scotland. Besides establishing the School, he was appointed Veterinary Surgeon in Scotland to Queen Victoria in 1844.

By joining us for your postgraduate studies, you will become part of a global network of researchers, practitioners, students and alumni who continue the School’s tradition of pushing animal science to new frontiers.

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