The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Dick Vet Tops Guardian University Guide for Fifth Year

The Dick Vet has come top of the Guardian University Guide 2022 league table for veterinary science for the fifth year running.

Guardian league table

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies has come top of the Guardian University Guide 2022 league table for veterinary science for the fifth year in a row. This fantastic accomplishment was reflected in the high scores in teaching satisfaction and course satisfaction, with the School leading the way in both. 

The Guardian Guide differentiates itself from other university guides in that it is aimed specifically at students who are trying to choose a course. It ranks universities and programmes on the areas that are most important to young people, such as how much they will benefit from teaching, the opinion of current students and their chances in the job market after graduation.

Consistent Success in Subject Rankings

The School prides itself as a one-of-a-kind centre of excellence in clinical activity, teaching and research, which is reflected in our consistent success in subject rankings.

Earlier this year we saw the Dick Vet rise in the latest QS World University Rankings by subject to third in the world, a testament to the quality of the staff and students in the Dick Vet community. We also came second in the Complete University Guide subject league table.

Our continued mission is to provide world-class education, research, and clinical services to improve the health of animals and human beings alike using outstanding Educational, Research and Clinical Facilities at our purpose-built Easter Bush Campus.

A Platform for Excellence

We pride ourselves on our world class teaching, research and clinical care, based on the purpose built Easter Bush Campus. 

We provide an excellent student experience with a National Student Survey score in 2020 of 95% student satisfaction overall.

Our world-class research is based in the Roslin Institute and in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), veterinary and agricultural research at the University of Edinburgh and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) was ranked as the most powerful in the UK.

The School is home to three clinical practices with hospitals attached, each distinguished in its excellence and committed to providing the very best clinical care to patients. Our clinical facilities offer patients and students alike an unparalleled experience due to our staff, facilities and bench-to-bedside research.


Guardian University Guide 2022: league table for veterinary science

Complete University Guide Subject League Table: Veterinary Medicine

QS World Rankings by Subject 2021: Dick Vet Rises to Third 

Guardian League Tables 2021: Dick Vet Top for Four Years in a Row 


About the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is a one-of-a-kind centre of excellence in clinical activity, teaching and research. Our purpose-built campus, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Pentland Hills Regional Park, is home to more than eight hundred staff and almost fourteen hundred students, all of whom contribute to our exceptional community ethos.

The School comprises:

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.