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Nottingham Vet School earns prestigious accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association

Wednesday, 26 October 2022

The University of Nottingham‘s School of Veterinary Medicine and Sciences has received full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

The university is now one of the few veterinary schools in the world that hold accreditations from AVMA in the USA and Canada; the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) in Europe; and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Accreditation in the UK – which also gives graduates license to work in Ireland, Australasia, and South Africa.

This latest accolade means that the university’s veterinary graduates can now practise anywhere in the world.

Accreditation from AVMA represents the highest standard of achievement for veterinary medical education in the United States. Becoming accredited confirms that the University of Nottingham meets AVMA’s rigorous standards and comprehensive peer review process, following an inspection visit earlier this year.

This is fantastic news, demonstrating the quality of our programme and how it benchmarks internationally. I am very proud that we have been accredited by AVMA and along with our accreditation from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education, this clearly defines us as a school of global standing.
Professor Gary England, Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

Within the AVMA inspection report, the school was commended for its commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) by leading the development of a nationally-recognised MOOC (massive open online course) to assist applicants who do not have the financial means or networks to gain veterinary placement experience pre-application.

The University’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science also has a reputation for the excellence of its student experience – in the most recent National Student Survey (NSS) it topped the table in almost every category and was the highest performing vet school in the sector, with an overall 97 per cent satisfaction rate.

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The University of Nottingham

Ranked 18th in the UK by the QS World University Rankings 2023, University of Nottingham is a founding member of Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Studying at the University of Nottingham is a life-changing experience, and we pride ourselves on unlocking the potential of our students. We have a pioneering spirit, expressed in the vision of our founder Sir Jesse Boot, which has seen us lead the way in establishing campuses in China and Malaysia - part of a globally connected network of education, research and industrial engagement.  

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