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Studying Veterinary Science at Edinburgh

Studying Veterinary Science at Edinburgh University

Admission Information and Contact Details

With its distinguished reputation, world-class faculty, and commitment to excellence, Edinburgh University offers a comprehensive and enriching educational experience that prepares students for a successful career in veterinary medicine. This article explores the various aspects of studying at Edinburgh University to become a vet, highlighting the institution’s academic prowess, practical training opportunities, and the vibrant student life in the historic city.

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, part of the University of Edinburgh, was founded in 1823 by William Dick and has a 200 year history of veterinary teaching. Today we are recognised as an international leader in veterinary education, research and practice, and are consistently ranked as one of the top schools in the United Kingdom and globally.


Our Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery (BVM&S) degree is an integrated programme where students are taught about large animals, small companion animals, exotics and wildlife in order to become omni-competent vets. This allows students to broaden their understanding of different species and diversify their career prospects, providing them with a level of flexibility to specialise at a later stage if they wish.


As part of our BVM&S admissions process, applications are assessed on the basis of academic and non-academic suitability to the programme. Selected candidates are then invited to attend a Multiple Mini Interview, and offers are made on basis of performance at this interview.


Learn more about our Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery degree and admissions process at:



The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Address: University of Edinburgh’s Vet School,

Easter Bush Campus, Midlothian EH25 9RG




The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, commonly referred to as the Dick Vet, is the University of Edinburgh’s vet school. It is part of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.


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