The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
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Danish veterinary students visit Edinburgh

A group of twelve veterinary students from The University of Copenhagen has spent a week visiting colleagues at the Dick Vet in Edinburgh.

Dick Vet Students welcomed Danish students for a week-long visit as part of the IVSA initiative.
Dick Vet Students welcomed Danish students for a week-long visit as part of the IVSA initiative.

The visit was organised as a group exchange programme featuring academic social, and cultural events as part of the International Veterinary Students Association (IVSA) initiative.

During the course of their week-long stay, the visiting students undertook tours of the Small Animal and Equine Hospitals and Pathology practicals with Vet School staff at the Easter Bush Campus.

They also visited Langhill Farm, saw a sheepdog demonstration and were given sheep handling tips before enjoying pony trekking in the Pentland Hills with the Exmoor Pony Trekking Society. 

Underlining their abundant energy levels, the group hiked up Arthur’s Seat and went on a city walking tour, which included a visit to the University’s Anatomy Museum.


We have participated in a group exchange programme every year for the past three years. Our time planning, fundraising and organising the programmes has all been worth it and everyone involved has had a great experience.

We have been able to meet vet students from other countries, learn about the veterinary profession abroad and get the opportunity to travel in the process.

Sara ShafferStudent organiser


It is fantastic to see our students’ hard work pay off through their enjoyment of this week’s visit. We were really pleased to host our colleagues from Copenhagen and this again underscores the international nature of our school and our global outlook, reflected in our students and staff here at the Dick Vet.

This is a hugely beneficial exchange programme and I am sure our visitors have enjoyed their time in Scotland, as much as our students and staff have enjoyed introducing them to Edinburgh with all it has to offer.

Professor Susan RhindDirector of Veterinary Teaching