The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Accreditation

The School is widely accredited by international bodies so our graduates can practice around the world.

As a School with a truly international outlook, we are accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE), the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) and the Australasia Veterinary Boards Council Inc (AVBC), allowing our graduates to practice veterinary medicine throughout the UK, North America, Europe, South Africa, Australasia and beyond.

To practice in North America,  in addition to our BVM&S degree, graduates must pass the examination prepared and delivered by the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. The School has an excellent record in preparing our students to pass the NAVLE and this makes up one of the factors considered by the AVMA in its consideration of the accreditation status of a school. 

You can find out more about the NAVLE and our success rates here: Accreditation and NAVLE

Our last accreditation visit was in 2015 and we expect our next one in 2022. 

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The School has the very highest teaching standards and we have been able to maintain these consistently. We have ranked first in the UK for 'Veterinary Science' for three years in the Guardian University Guide and been first for the last five years in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. Additionally, we are also ranked as the 4th best university in the world for Veterinary Sciences (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019), this makes our school the highest placed UK school in these rankings.