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

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We're proud to combine a strong history with cutting-edge teaching, clinical practice and research.

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, founded in 1823 by William Dick, is recognised as an international leader in veterinary education, research and practice, and is consistently ranked as one of the top schools in the United Kingdom and globally.

By studying towards a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery degree at the University of Edinburgh, you will achieve a world-class education and an internationally accredited qualification in a multi-cultural and thriving environment.

  • Widely and internationally accredited degree (RCVS, AVMA, EAEVE, AVBC, SAVC)
  • Consistently ranked as one of the top Vet School in the UK and overseas
  • High graduate employment rates (93%+)
  • £275m+ investment in state-of-the-art purpose-built campus facilities
  • Located on a campus with the highest concentration of animal science expertise in Europe
  • Located 7 miles south of the beautiful city of Edinburgh


The School 

The School 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. It 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. All of these factors allow us to continue to attract the highest calibre of teaching staff, scientists and clinicians in order to foster and enhance our collaborative environment, which sustains and expands our links with partners and industry.

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