The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies


Dick Vet Rises to Second in latest ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies has come second in the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020 - Veterinary Sciences.

Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking by subject

The Dick Vet has risen in the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020 - Veterinary Sciences to second in the world, a rise of two places from the 2019 rankings and the top placed UK School for the second year running.

Consistent Excellence

These are the first subject league tables to be released in 2020 and follow the Dick Vet ranking consistently highly in 2019, when the School topped the Guardian league table for the third year in a row and came first in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide ranking for Veterinary Medicine, for the 5th year running. 

The School prides itself on its world class teaching, research and clinical care and is based on the purpose built Easter Bush Campus.

We provide an excellent student experience with a National Student Survey score in 2020 of 95% student satisfaction overall.

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.


ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020 - Veterinary Sciences

Guardian League Table for Veterinary Science

QS 2019 Rankings by subject: Veterinary Science

The Times Good University Guide (paywall)


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.