The Veterinary Schools Council (VSC) is the representative body for the eight UK veterinary schools offering degrees accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). The Council also represents two non-UK associate members in Ireland and the Netherlands.
Through its membership, the Council engages in representative and policy work to ensure that the voice of its member schools is recognised for its experience, innovation and commitment to the proper care of animals. Composed of the heads of veterinary schools, the Council is an authoritative voice on matters relating to veterinary education, from the selection, education and training of future veterinarians, to academic researchers who play a critical role in protecting the health of the UK’s animal and human populations.
To advocate, challenge and develop excellence in veterinary education, research and clinical service for the benefit of animal health and society.
The Council has three key areas of focus:
- Promoting innovative veterinary education and collaboration
- Facilitating underpinning science and political engagement
- Monitoring data and best practice
Find out more about our work in VSC’s strategic plan.