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

Graduate careers

While many of our graduates enter and remain within the veterinary profession for life many others find that their training at Edinburgh enables them to succeed in a wide range of careers in research, government, private enterprise and academia.

Graduates from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies


The Dick Vet provided an outstanding veterinary education and training and it continues to do so. It has a very bright future ahead. The Dick also provided a superb collegiate atmosphere which has lasted a life time.

Lord Soulsby of Swaffham Prior

Dr George Gunn

George Gunn is an excellent example of the wide variety of careers available to our exceptionally talented graduates who gain a first degree in veterinary medicine.

Dr Bob Moore

Bob Moore shares some notable recollections from his early veterinary career.

Danièlle Gunn-Moore

Professor Danièlle A Gunn-Moore, BSc BVM&S PhD FHEA MACVSc MRCVS, RCVS Specialist in Feline Medicine, talks about her career.

Tim Bailey

I arrived in Edinburgh in 1991 and to say I had a great time at the Dick Vet would be an understatement!

Kimberly Palgrave

Kimberly Palgrave graduated from R(D)SVS in 2007 and has gone on to work in mixed animal practice in North Carolina, USA.

Chris Palgrave

Chris Palgrave graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies (R(D)SVS) in 2007 where he completed both a PhD and the BVM&S degree.

Brian Perry

Brian Perry is an international consultant specialising in livestock health and broader agricultural development issues in countries of the developing world.