Veterinary Science BVSc

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Veterinary Science

School of Veterinary Science

We are a leading education provider for vets of the future, aspiring to create practical, compassionate and resilient veterinary surgeons equipped to practice in the 21st Century. Our integrated spiral curriculum offers an innovative approach to teaching and learning, provides opportunities for intercalation and study abroad, and enables registration as a Member of The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons upon graduation.

There is no doubt that the global demand for animal scientists will remain strong and will increase dramatically as affluence, and a concurrent increase in pet ownership, spreads across the globe. With travel and trade, the globe shrinks and new disease threats increasingly become realities. These are challenging times, and here at Liverpool we have created a dynamic, forward thinking environment to keep our School at the forefront of technology and research. We aim to produce graduates who are able to respond to the changing demands of the animal world.

Veterinary Science provides a friendly, familiar base for our students. Each student is assigned a Personal Tutor on entry into our programmes. This tutor’s role is mainly pastoral, but also encompasses academic issues and personal development planning.

A high staff-to-student ratio ensures easy access to academic staff for guidance and learning support, and formal and informal student feedback is strongly encouraged throughout the programme. Every student also has a student mentor from a senior year who can advise them on social pursuits, and further assistance is provided through the University’s Student Services and the Centre for Lifelong Learning.

Which degree

Our degree programme in Veterinary Science leads to the professional qualification of Membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS). The BVSc programme (D100) is taken over five years. For those interested in a career in Bioveterinary Science, there is a three-year BSc (Hons)programme (D900) taught in the areas of Veterinary Science and Biological Sciences, run by the School of Life Sciences.

Veterinary Science

James Boys

Veterinary Science BVSC

I’ve always loved animals. Being a vet, not only are you looking after animals, you’re also helping humans as well. There was a really welcoming environment when I came to my interview. I didn’t know the city before I came here but I love it. What I enjoy most about my course is the practical side. We've got a new dissection room and a clinical skills room, and great facilities over at Leahurst, and I love the placements.

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