Royal Veterinary College

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About the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), University of London

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC), University of London is one of the world’s leading veterinary and biological science institutions, renowned for pioneering approaches to teaching, research and cutting edge clinical provision. The RVC is currently ranked as the #1 Veterinary School in the World (QS 2022).

Founded in 1791, the RVC was the first veterinary institution in the English speaking world and the driving force behind the establishment of the profession in the UK. Now based over two campuses, its Camden Campus (London) offers the buzz of being based in the heart of the nation’s capital; while in contrast, its Hawkshead Campus (Hertfordshire) offers a more rural experience on a 575 acre site in the English countryside. Both campuses offer its 2,500 students a friendly, supportive environment with state-of-the-art facilities.

The RVC offers a range of renowned undergraduate degrees; including Veterinary Medicine pathways with global accreditations from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RVCS)[UK], the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE)[EU], and the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)[USA & Canada]. Furthermore, RCVS accreditation ensures RVC veterinary graduates are licensed to work in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, as well as South Africa; Veterinary Nursing courses, which are accredited by the RCVS [UK] and the Accreditation Committee for Veterinary Nursing Education (ACOVENE)[EU]; and Biological Sciences programmes accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.

The RVC strives to make science, veterinary medicine and veterinary nursing open and accessible for all; giving young people a taste of what each of course area is like, and experiencing student life at university to nurture educational and career curiosity.

The RVC also works with schools and colleges to develop science materials and programmes, and develop innovative learning programmes across the age groups, supporting students as they progress through education.

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The Royal Veterinary College (RVC), University of London is one of the world’s leading veterinary and biological science institutions, renowned for pioneering approaches to teaching, research and cutting edge clinical provision. The RVC is currently ranked as the #1 Veterinary School in the World (QS 2022).

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