For the most part of a year, our vet school serves as a second home to 800 aspiring veterinary surgeons, who are part of the greater student population of The University of Edinburgh.
The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is one of the oldest veterinary schools in the world.
It was founded in 1823 by William Dick, a respectable practitioner who contributed tremendously to establishing veterinary education in Scotland.
The school is located at the Easter Bush campus, 7 miles south of the City of Edinburgh. It is consolidated with the other university's veterinary facilities on this campus, along with the Roslin Institute, a world-renowned research institution.
The majority of students involved in When Vets Undress are en route towards attaining degrees in Veterinary Medicine (Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery). Our students call various parts of the world home, and will similarly venture out to the different corners of our planet to save animals upon graduating. The BVM&S programme is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the UK, and by the American Veterinary Medical Association in North America.
Our school was also ranked first for veterinary science in The Guardian’s University Guide 2018.
R(D)SVS is also heavily involved in interdisciplinary research, most of which is carried out within The Roslin Institute. A partnership with the univeristy's Medical School allows such research to make a significant difference to animal and human health, following a One Health approach.