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


The VetPALs scheme aims to help you adapt to studying at the R(D)SVS.

VetPALs Leaders

What is VetPALs?

VetPALs is based on successful peer assisted learning models in operation throughout a number of Schools within the University. It is open to all first years in both the 4 year (GEPs) and 5 year programme. Vet PALs sessions are student-to-student support systems where more senior students facilitate discussion on specific topics with junior students. Feedback has shown that this has been highly beneficial to all taking part.

Why have VetPALs?

Adapting to studying for the Vet degree takes time and can be challenging. University is very different from school and graduates comment that the Vet degree is quite different from their previous degree. The aim of VetPALs is to help you with this transition.

How will VetPALs work at the RDSVS?

There will sessions, of about one hour, over the academic year, led by a team of trained VetPAL leaders (either on the four or five year programme) from later years. The sessions take place normally at Easter Bush over a lunchtime, with each session on a specific topic chosen to meet the needs of the students.

The sessions are fun, yet informative and helpful!

Further information

For further information please open and read the pdf file below.