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.
Mentees are now welcome to sign up to the VSC Research Mentoring Scheme. This includes veterinary researchers working in academia, industry, government and charitable organisations, and who seek and impartial source of experience and guidance. The scheme has been open to mentors for a number of months and now has list of signed-up mentors ready […]
Professor Susan Dawson has been elected Chair of the Veterinary Schools Council. She will guide the Council as it works across the sector to build and promote UK veterinary education and research. Among many workstreams this will include working with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons on improving graduate outcomes, coordinating with medicine and dentistry […]
VSC’s guide to courses in veterinary medicine has been updated for applications in 2019. As well as entry criteria, the guide offers information on what the different veterinary schools look for in work experience and how they use interviews. The common policies held across the veterinary schools are also detailed, including information on disability, personal […]