Your studies will involve integrated hands-on clinical practice from day one, using innovative teaching methods. You will gain substantial early experience with animals from the moment you begin the course, including animal management and handling together with an understanding of the normal animal.
Our clinically integrated curriculum uses a problem-oriented approach, based around clinical case scenarios. An understanding of research and the in-depth study of a particular subject is also an integral part of the course for all students.
As a Nottingham vet student, you will spend a large part of your time in our purpose-built veterinary school. You will also be involved with on-site farming and agricultural activities through the University Farm, as well as working with our academics at our Clinical Associates. This will ensure you experience a significant and relevant number of clinical caseloads.
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Location and facilities
Based at our 100-acre Sutton Bonington Campus, the school has state-of-the-art facilities for both research and teaching, including:
- a large lecture theatre
- seminar rooms
- small-group teaching rooms
- anatomy laboratory
- surgery suite
- teaching laboratories
- clinical-skills laboratory and rooms
- animal facilities
- small animal and exotics unit
You will also have access to specialist facilities on campus, including the University Farm, Centre for Dairy Science Innovation and paperless Super Lab. Additionally, you’ll learn in external specialist practices for small animals, farm animals and zoos.
We use a variety of teaching methods to help consolidate the theory and practical elements of the course. Teaching is delivered using four main methods:
- Lectures on key topics which will be further developed in self-study or practical sessions
- Practical classes, with clinical skills, live animal experience and lab work
- Structured self-study time, which includes specific learning objectives, learning resources and time limits
- Clinical relevance sessions which are problem-oriented, use clinical material or scenarios, and involve small-group, facilitator-led discussion
Accreditation and registration
All our veterinary courses lead to registrable status with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). By awarding a veterinary degree, the University is confirming that you are fit to practise to RCVS standards. The course is also fully accredited by the European Associations of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE).