The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Dick Vet excels in NSS 2022

The Dick Vet has received 90 per cent overall satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey results.

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The National Student Survey

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies has scored 90 per cent overall satisfaction in the 2022 National Student Survey (NSS) results, with 94 per cent overall teaching satisfaction.

The NSS is an annual survey of around 500,000 students across the UK. It gives a voice to students to help shape the future of their course and is also regarded as an important tool for students deciding where to study.

Consistent excellence

The School has a track record of excellence, ranking first in the UK for veterinary science in the Guardian League Tables for six years running, and in The Times and The Sunday Times' Good University Guide for seven years running.

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.

These results are a testament to the exceptional work done by our student teaching and support teams.

Professor David ArgyleHead of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies 

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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:  

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.