As only the third Veterinary School in Scotland and the first in over 150 years, the SRUC School of Veterinary Medicine will prepare students for work in the increasingly important rural mixed practice, agricultural and food sectors.

Why are we different? The SRUC School of Veterinary Medicine will use innovative teaching methods and curriculum design to ensure that students are fully prepared to work in the variety of high demand sectors.

We offer new pathway programmes aimed at those from rural backgrounds who are familiar with the agricultural sector but may not have - or been able to get - the required scientific foundations.

Latest news: Updated 29 March 2024

We remain confident that the first cohort of BVSci students will start in September 2024. 

SRUC is making good progress towards the receipt of taught Degree Awarding Powers and hope that the BVSci programme will be visible in UCAS early in Clearing (opens 5 July 2024).

We expect to be able to make a formal announcement by the end of April 2024.

This message will be updated again as soon as we have information that the programme is open for applications.

If you have not already, please also join our mailing list for further updates. 

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Veterinary services

Our leading experts provide support to clients in areas of animal disease, diagnosis and surveillance.

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Veterinary research

Our research covers animal behaviour & welfare, genetics & genomics and disease & epidemiology.

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RCVS accreditation status

As for all new vet schools in the UK, we are working towards accreditation with the RCVS.

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In this short video, Dean of Veterinary Medicine and Head of School Caroline Argo introduces the SRUC Vet School and explains its rationale, need, and aims.