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. Meaning that you experience 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 at Nottingham. Your learning and experience is delivered through formal lectures, small-group sessions, practical classes and clinical rotations, supported by computer-aided learning.
As a Nottingham vet student you will spend a large part of your time in our purpose-built clinical teaching facilities. You will also be involved with the on-site farming and agricultural activities, as well as working with our academics at our local Clinical Associates. This will ensure you have exposure to a significant relevant clinical caseload.
Visit our school website for more details on how you will study including an example first-year timetable.
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
Additionally, we have stables for student horses, an indoor manege, a student smallholding, sheep and pig facilities and the University Dairy Farm.
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You’ll be tested on a wide variety of skill and knowledge-based learning outcomes through different types of assessment including practical tests, short projects and online exams.
The BVM BVS will lead to registrable status with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). By awarding a veterinary degree, the University is confirming that the graduate is fit to practise to RCVS standards. The course is also fully accredited by the European Associations of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE).