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

Dick Vet at the Royal Highland Show

The School welcomed thousands of visitors onto its stand at the Royal Highland Show.

The Dick Vet has been a partner of the Royal Highland Show for many years, with the School’s vets on clinical duty all weekend long, attending to the many animals at the Show, while on our stand, we welcomed thousands of visitors, to learn about our work. 

The School’s stand offers the general public a chance to meet vets and scientists, as well as to learn about the world of veterinary clinical care. Colleagues from the Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security and the Roslin Institute, joined vets from the clinical hospitals and the admissions team, allowing the pubic to learn about all areas of the School. 

Several thousand people visited the stand over the four days, taking part in activities put together by our Cardiology, Neurology and Equine teams, as well as learning how to suture with our student run activity. We were happy to have more than 400 admissions discussions with young people hoping to become vets and

Colleagues from the Roslin Institute discussed the research currently being undertaken, as well as talking through many of the postgraduate opportunities which we have to offer.

The Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security had many discussions around its four undergraduate courses, as well as academics and researchers from the Academy having useful discussions with the public and sharing the research and global outreach the are undertaking.

The next opportunity for the general public to  meet the School will be in October, where the School will take part in the Midlothian Science Festival, with a Doors Open Day. 

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.

The School's stand welcomes thousands of visitors over four days.
Our student-led suturing activity was popular with kids, adults and even some vets!
Colleagues from the Roslin Institute met and talked to the public about their research.
There were activities available for all ages!