Best Veterinary Medicine Programs

Veterinary medicine is a highly competitive field of medicine. It is the broadest and most comprehensive of all the health professions. Following are the leading schools offering veterinary medicine programs in the UK:

University of Glasgow:
- No. 1 in Scotland and joint top in UK for research. The Veterinary Faculty was rated the highest in Scotland and joint highest in the UK for research activity based on the Grade Point Average (RAE 2008).
- The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine offers both Taught Courses and Research Programmes for postgraduate study. Taught Courses offered include the Masters in Veterinary Public Health, and the MRes in Virology (12 months on a full time basis or 24 months part time).
- The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has received full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education.
- No. 3 nationally for the subject in Guardian League Table 2010.

The University of Liverpool:
- Liverpool Veterinary School is rated top in the Times League Table, and 2nd top in the Complete University Guide in 2010.
- Voted No. 1 UK vet school in The Times University Guide 2006, awarded 24/24 in the QAA’s Subject Review and a top score of 5 in the RAE 2001.
- The first in the UK to introduce an MSc in Veterinary Infection and Disease Control, and the first to introduce a BSc in Bioveterinary Science.
- The veterinary school was rated top for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (2007).

University of Cambridge:
- The Department of Veterinary Medicine at Cambridge is one of the best in the UK, ranked No. 1 nationally in Guardian and in the Complete University Guide in 2010.
- The Veterinary Medicine course lasts for a total of 6 years.

University of Nottingham:
- In the RAE 2008, the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science joint submission with the School of Biosciences was ranked 1st in the nation for the power of its research with 95% of its activities classified at international standard.
- Ranked 2nd for the subject in The Times and 3rd in the Complete University Guide in 2010.
- There are two routes of study to graduate as veterinary surgeons:
(i) The 5-Year course leads to the award of Bachelor of Veterinary Medical Sciences (BVMedSci) at the end of Year 3 and you will graduate with both the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) and Bachelor of Veterinary Surgery (BVS) degrees at the end of Year 5.
(ii) The 6-Year course which includes a Preliminary Year.

University of Edinburgh:
- The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is one of the top 15 centres of biomedical research in the world with an annual research spend of around £50 million.
- Rated 2nd for the subject in Guardian and 3rd in The Times in 2010.

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