High-quality mentorship is important in both encouraging vets to enter research and in supporting them to maximise their career opportunities once this journey has started. Numerous scientific organisations offer mentorship programmes, with the Academy of Medical Sciences’ programme being particularly well established within the sector. Until recently, however, there was no dedicated mentorship programme for veterinary […]
The Veterinary Schools Council are pleased to welcome the new 2020 cohort of students. Veterinary schools have been working hard to prepare teaching for the next generation of vets, particularly in light of the global pandemic. Appropriate changes have been made to buildings and courses so that students can be taught safely. These changes ensure […]
The Veterinary Schools Council (VSC) has today published its admissions guide for applications to veterinary medicine courses in 2020. Produced by the VSC Admissions Committee, the guide contains information on entry requirements and provides technical information about the selection processes at different veterinary schools. It allows each veterinary school an equal chance to explain their […]
The Veterinary Schools Council (VSC) and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) have today published the results of the Graduate and Employer Surveys for 2019. New data will allow UK and Irish veterinary schools to begin to compare current perceptions of recent graduate competency to the results of the first national survey conducted in […]
A joint lobbying effort by the British Veterinary Association (BVA), the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and the Veterinary Schools Council (VSC) has seen the Department of Education add veterinary medicine to the list of subjects that can apply for additional student places if needed. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of […]
The Veterinary Schools Council has today issued a statement detailing UK veterinary schools’ contingency plans for continuing veterinary education during the Covid-19 pandemic. The core principle underlying this statement is that high quality veterinary education must be facilitated as the UK needs new vets entering the profession on a yearly basis. Read the statement in […]
A joint letter from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the British Veterinary Association and the Veterinary Schools Council to Michelle Donelan MP, the Minister of State for Universities at the Department of Education, relaying concerns over the proposed cap on student numbers in 2021. Download the letter here.
Heads of Veterinary Schools would like to reassure final year students of their employment prospects. The veterinary sector may soon look slightly different but there will be vast opportunities for workplaces to welcome the most recent cohort of newly qualified veterinary surgeons. A degree in veterinary medicine continues to represent a ticket to diverse, secure, […]
Veterinary schools have produced recommendations around antimicrobial stewardship. These have been made by the relevant leads at member veterinary schools and form a basis for antimicrobial teaching and practice at the national level. There are two document: Learning outcomes for antimicrobial resistance teaching This document sets out learning outcomes for teaching antimicrobial resistance, as agreed […]
Admissions Committee Chair David Bainbridge has been writing over on the British Veterinary Association blog about the VSC guide , as well as what widening access means to vet schools and his top three tips for applicants. See the blog here. Read our guidance, Admissions processes and entry requirements for UK veterinary schools, here.