School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

Welcome to Veterinary Medicine and Science

Opened in 2006, the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science is set to become a UK leader in its field.  We offer three exciting and innovative degree courses which are designed to provide our students with the skills and experience they will need to become practising veterinary surgeons. We also provide a diverse, vibrant and stimulating environment for research and consultancy, and are ranked top for research in the UK.   

Students in a neurology practical


Postgraduate student in a lab


Cat testis




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Impact Campaign

Infectious disease in livestock affects animal welfare and public health and can damage economies around the world.

In developing countries, the impact on food security can be devastating. Our work will fight infectious diseases in livestock to improve the lives of animals and people worldwide.   

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WikiVet for further information about specific veterinary questions.


Our teaching

In 2011 Nottingham Veterinary School received RCVS approval for its innovative, hands-on, clinically integrated course. 

Since 2011 we have been ranked as the best Veterinary School for overall student satisfaction in the country in the National Student Survey (NSS).     

NSS Results table 2015 PDF format   

Find out about the NSS scores.  

We have been recognised as top in every category in the most recent survey from the Association of Veterinary Students survey.

We're ranked 4th in the UK for Veterinary Science by the Guardian 2016 league table. 

Our Research 

Research Excellence Framework 2014 results

Across the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science: 

  • 97% of work was of international quality
  • 37% of work was assessed as world-leading (4-star)

We are proud to have the top ranked research environment within Unit of Assessment 6 (Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science).

Results table PDF format  


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Open days and events

Open days  

Our next open days in 2016 will be held on:

  • Friday 24th June
  • Saturday 25th June
  • Friday 9th September 
  • Saturday 10th September

Book your place today


Our second owner-breeder forum for Irish Wolfhounds and Deerhounds took place on Saturday 6th February 2016.  This was another very constructive and interesting day for those that took part.

Summary of our February forum

Our research with both breeds continues and we encourage any owners and breeders of Irish Wolfhounds and Deerhounds to contact us for further information.


Wednesday 11th May - Prof Celia Holland from Trinity College, Dublin is presenting a talk at 1:30pm, in A29 Seminar Room.

"Knowledge gaps in the epidemiology of Toxocara: the enigma remains"

Wednesday 18th May - Colonel Neil Smith from the RCVS is presenting a talk at 1:30pm, in A29 Seminar Room.

"FMD vs Ebola, comparison of major viral disease outbreak control"

CPD Courses

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) dates for 2016 are announced: 

New Small Animal Surgery Masterclass Programmes and Veterinary Nursing courses for 2016

*New course - Using an evidence-based approach in your practice*

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School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 6116
fax: +44 (0)115 951 6415