The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies Bicentenary


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 award was in 2015.  We hosted our latest accreditation visit in late-2022 and we expect to hear the outcome mid-2023. 

Find out more about our accrediting bodies: 

The School has the very highest teaching standards and we maintain these consistently with a 94% student satisfaction rate for "teaching on my course" (National Student Survey 2021/22).

We have ranked 1st in the UK for Veterinary Science for the last six years in the Guardian University Guide and are consistently ranked within the top two schools for Veterinary Science in the UK according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide; a performance we have maintained for almost a decade.

Globally, we are consistently ranked in the top ten for veterinary science in the world in both the QS World Rankings and the Shanghai Rankings.