Welcome to the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

Congratulations, you’ve made it to the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Nottingham - the highest rated veterinary school in the UK for student satisfaction.

Please note: This information is for students who are starting their course in September 2022. If you are starting your course in April 2023, then please check back in the new year and we’ll have lots of new information for you.

Joining us will be a life changing experience and we’re here to help make sure that your start to university life is the best it can be. Ensuring you feel as welcome and comfortable as possible in your new surroundings.
This guide is designed to give you all the information you need, so you can:

  • know exactly what you’re doing from day one
  • enjoy Fresher’s Week
  • start with a clear head and feel confident about your new environment

In this section, you can find your school induction timetable and other important information related to your course to get you ready for the years ahead.

Please contact sv-StudentExpTeam@nottingham.ac.uk if you have any queries.

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Induction timetables

Your induction timetable will be published here in early September. It will cover:

  • essential school and university-wide activities
  • events to help you settle in, feel at home and get to know your fellow students

Other important information

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Your next steps

What you need to do next

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Clothing brochure

Order your required items

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Code of Conduct

Vet School attitudes and behaviours

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Vet School Livery

Livery for your horse or pony

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Big Vet Little Vet

Complete our Questionnaire

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Vet Soc

The Veterinary Society


Welcome from the Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science


Welcome to the University of Nottingham.

You’re now on your way to becoming a successful veterinary surgeon and we are delighted that you have chosen to begin your career with us. Congratulations, you deserve it!

Over 300 students enrol into the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science each year. You’re part of a dynamic, vibrant and hard-working cohort with the academic ability and personal attributes needed to become a member of the veterinary profession.

Gary England - Dean of Vet Med

Our school is a highly-stimulating learning environment made up of students, staff, and researchers from around the world – all committed to innovative learning and scientific discovery. Your time here will equip you with the diagnostic, surgical and medical skills required to succeed in the ever-changing world of veterinary medicine, providing the best possible foundation on which to build your career.

As a veterinary student, you’re studying for both a university degree and a professional qualification. This can be challenging, so it’s important to let off some steam every now and then. To get the most from your university experience and maintain a healthy work/life balance, find an enjoyable activity away from your studies to sustain your academic enthusiasm. VetSoc, the university’s veterinary society, encourages students to get together and unwind outside of their studies, with an array of social, charitable, and scholastic events designed to promote community spirit and recreation outside of academia. UoNSU also boasts 200 other societies and over 70 sports clubs, as well as many additional activities. So, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone.

I look forward to meeting you in Welcome Week and getting to know you over the coming years, both as students and future colleagues. Congratulations once again, your time is now.

Professor Gary England, Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science. 

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