The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

2009 Archive

News items from 2009.

Vet students to learn about exotic animals

A rise in the number of exotic animals being kept as pets has led to the creation of the UK’s first specialist training facility for veterinary students.

Animals now picking up bugs from people

Globalisation and industrialisation are causing diseases to spread from humans to animals, a University study has shown.

Milestone for New Vet Teaching Building

A landmark phase has been reached in the construction of a new Vet School building for the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

The 2009 William Dick Memorial Lecture

On Friday 18th September 2009 the School was privileged to have Professor Richard Leakey present the 2009 William Dick Memorial Lecture - "Climate Change and Wilderness - Where Are We Headed?"

Veterinary nurse first in UK to receive specialist oncology qualification

A veterinary cancer nurse at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary studies has become the first in the UK to receive an internationally recognised specialist qualification in oncology.

Scrooble the collie jumps at chance to see new cancer centre

A border collie which overcame cancer and became a Crufts finalist was a VIP guest at a new treatment centre for pets.

NAVLE Success for US Students

Dick Vet Students have achieved 100% success rate in the US Licencing Exam.

Development Board assists Dick Vet in achieving vision for growth

The international profile of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh will be enhanced with the work of a Development Board.

Lecturer’s post created for rabbit medicine

The increasing popularity of rabbits as pets has led to the first post for a lecturer with a remit dedicated to rabbit medicine and surgery being established.