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

Successful Royal Highland Show for the Dick Vet

Visitors meet vets, researchers and teaching staff during busy four days for Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.


The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies welcomed hundreds of visitors to its stand during the Royal Highland Show this year.

The four-day event in Edinburgh showcases food, farming and rural life. It takes place annually and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors.

With record-breaking attendances reported at the show this year, R(D)SVS staff and student ambassadors were kept busy with visitors to the School's stand.

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Bicentenary year

In this, the School's bicentenary year, the stand highlighted the School's world-leading education, clinical services and research, with staff from across R(D)SVS giving a number of short talks for the public each day.

Vets and vet nurses from our Hospital for Small Animals and Equine Hospital and Practice gave talks on subjects from animal behaviour to dental care and itchy pets.

Researchers from across the School, including the Roslin Institute, Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Systems, EPIC, and the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health, also gave talks highlighting some of the latest research into animal health.

Visitors also attended talks on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered by the School, which is ranked as one of the best in the world for studying veterinary medicine and bioscience.

Welcoming visitors

Over the course of the show, staff and student ambassadors chatted to alumni, our colleagues in practice and members of the public as well as lots of prospective students interested in studying veterinary medicine and aligned subjects at the University of Edinburgh.

The stand was also visited by government ministers. John Lamont, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland, met senior scientists Professor Bruce Whitelaw and Professor Anna Meredith, and Mark Spencer, UK Minister for Food Farming and Fisheries, met interim Head of School Professor Dylan Clements.

Providing veterinary care

In addition to the stand, R(D)SVS veterinary surgeons from the Equine Hospital and Practice and Farm Animal Practice were on call around the clock providing veterinary care for horses and livestock attending the show, as they have done in previous years.



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 800 staff and almost 1400 students, all of whom contribute to our exceptional community ethos.

The School comprises:

The Roslin Institute

The Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Systems

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.