The Veterinary Schools Council represents seven UK and two European schools of veterinary education. These schools are responsible for the training of the next generation of veterinary surgeons to ensure the health and welfare of companion, farm and other animals. The use of post-mortem material continues to be an essential part of this training. Use […]
The Veterinary Schools Council (VSC) has today published its Strategic Plan, setting out the direction that the organisation will take until 2020. Developed jointly by the heads of veterinary schools and the committees which comprise VSC, the Strategic Plan outlines priorities along key themes: leadership; curriculum and assessment; sustainability and efficiency; recruitment; research; and position […]
The Veterinary Schools Council today publishes Bridging the Gap: Linking animal and human medicine through veterinary school research and One Health. It highlights the world-class research undertaken in veterinary schools of the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands, and shows how this research has had real impact across Europe and beyond. Its case studies are divided […]
The Veterinary Schools Council (VSC) is delighted to announce that Professor Ewan Cameron has been elected as the new Chair of the Council. Professor Cameron is head of the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine, where he has worked since 1991. His teaching area includes farm animal health and his principle research focus is […]
Professor Ewan Cameron, Chair of the Veterinary Schools Council, has written to the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) reiterating the Council’s position on maintaining collaboration with its European partners in the aftermath of the UK’s vote to leave the EU. Read Professor Cameron’s letter here.
The Veterinary Schools Council (VSC) represents seven UK veterinary schools and two non-UK associate veterinary schools. It provides a source of informed opinion on matters concerning veterinary education and research, from the welfare of students and academic researchers to links with government and industry. VSC engages in representative and policy work to ensure that the […]
Online registration for 2016’s VetEd symposium is now open. This year’s symposium is titled ‘Diversity in veterinary education’ and has a packed and varied programme. Click here to register online In addition, the call for workshop and poster abstracts is now out, with a submission deadline of 29/04/2016. See vetedsymposium.org for more.
Following the 31.01.2016 article by AVS president Helena Diffey in Times Higher Education, the Veterinary Schools Council is very mindful of the concerns that Ms Diffey highlights and the need for effective support programmes to be in place to aid veterinary students and professionals when they experience stress and mental health issues. The vocational nature […]
The Veterinary Schools Council today holds its research conference, ‘UK Veterinary Research: 2020 and Beyond’. Speakers and stakeholders with an interest in veterinary research will come together to discuss wide ranging topics, from One Health and clinical veterinary research to training needs and realising the potential of Big Data science. The day is organised […]
Comprised of experts in veterinary education, clinical practice and microbiology, the VSC Antimicrobial Resistance Group was this year established by the Veterinary Schools Council to analyse and coordinate efforts to fight antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as it relates to the key sector of animal health. AMR is one of the most important challenges to human and […]