The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies


Dick Vet Excels in National Student Survey

The Dick Vet has received 95% overall satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey results.

NSS results

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies has scored 95% overall satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey (NSS) results with 98% overall teaching satisfaction. 

This follows placing second in the world in the recent ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020 - Veterinary Sciences, a rise of two places from the 2019 rankings, which keeps the Dick Vet as the top school in the UK for the second year running.

The National Student Survey

The NSS is a yearly survey of around half a million students across the UK. It gives a voice to students to help shape the future of their course and is also regarded as an important tool for students deciding where to study.

Consistent Excellence

The ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020 was the first league table released in 2020, and the rise in placement for the Dick vet followed a successful year in the 2019 rankings. Last year 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.