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Royal Veterinary College

Sunday 31 July 2022 Open Day

Pre-Vet Summer School

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Sunday 31 July 2022
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Explore our state-of-the-art clinical facilities, including small animal referrals hospital, Boltons Park Farm, equine referral hospital, first opinion practice and clinical pathology labs. Learn more through our practical teaching sessions, such as the clinical case study, animal behaviour workshops, clinical skills workshops, structure and motion workshops, and dissection experience. Enjoy and experience student life at the RVC through group projects and presentations, interact with current students to find out what student life is really like, meet academic staff, and receive valuable insight on how to prepare for interviews and how best to make an application for our courses.


Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Campus

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Thinking of a career in veterinary medicine or science? Join us for an exciting two-week Pre-Vet Summer School where you will gain veterinary skills and knowledge that will count towards your work experience requirements for courses at the RVC. Get out of the lecture theatres and labs and take part in our exciting range of social activities exploring everything London and the surrounding area has to offer. There will be team games and events, the chance to visit famous London landmarks, attend London's best attractions such as ZSL London Zoo, improve your cooking skills with our Master chef competition, and work up a sweat in our Sports and Wellbeing Centre.



The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is one of the world’s leading specialist veterinary institutions, renowned for pioneering approaches to teaching, research and cutting edge clinical provision. It is the largest, oldest and only independent veterinary school in the UK. Founded in Camden Town in 1791, it was the driving force behind the establishment of the nation’s veterinary profession.Since then, the College has been at the forefront of theory and practice in the veterinary and allied sciences. The RVC has been ranked as number one veterinary school in the UK and Europe through the prestigious QS World University Rankings 2020.

Spread over two campuses, the College provides approximately 1,600 undergraduate students with the best of both worlds in terms of student experience. Its Camden Campus offers the buzz of being based in the heart of the nation’s capital; while in contrast, the 575 acre Hawkshead site near Potters Bar in Hertfordshire offers a more rural experience. Throughout both campuses, students enjoy a friendly, supportive environment with state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and learning.

The RVC currently offers BSc programmes in Biological Sciences, Animal Biology, Behaviour, Welfare and Ethics, and Bioveterinary Sciences, all with the option of a Certificate in Work-based learning and Research. These are recognised and accredited by the Royal Society of Biology respectively. Our MSci options in Biological Sciences, Bioveterinary Sciences, Applied Biological Research, Applied Bioveterinary Research and Wild Animal Biology, involves an extensive and in-depth research project in the fourth year.

We offer the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVetMed) with an option of an intercalated year, Graduate Accelerated BVetMed, Veterinary Gateway, and Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc). All these degrees are fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, and is accredited by the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education. Our courses have also received full recognition by the UK’s Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and we have a reciprocal arrangement between the RCVS and the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc.

On offer at undergraduate level are the FdSc and BSc in Veterinary Nursing, both of which are fully accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the Accreditation Committee for Veterinary Nurse Education.

Royal Veterinary College

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Christopher Hobson 
Head of Student Recruitment 
Royal Veterinary College
London Campus
Royal College Street
NW1 0TU 
020 7468 1257 
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