Welcome from the Head of School
Welcome to the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science website, through which you can view our range of innovative degree courses, world-class research and services we provide to veterinary professionals. These pages also provide a glimpse of what makes veterinary medicine unique at Nottingham.
Our mission is that we will enhance society by carrying out research to tackle key issues in fundamental science, animal health and global sustainability. We will educate veterinary surgeons to enable them to have a broad impact on animal health and welfare and to public health, and to contribute significantly to the veterinary profession as a whole.
The school welcomes around 150 veterinary students each year and equips them with the diagnostic, medical, surgical and other skills required to succeed in a changing world of veterinary medicine.
The School has a dynamic, vibrant and highly stimulating learning environment, achieved through a blend of students and researchers, both home and international, who are committed to innovative learning and scientific discovery.
We offer three undergraduate degree courses, accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, designed with clinical outcomes in mind and based upon excellence in teaching, and informed by scientific research. We believe that our courses, which integrate clinical medicine and surgery with pathology and basic sciences, ensure that Nottingham graduates gain the best possible foundation on which to build any future career in the veterinary profession.
Our research focusses around four Strategic Research Areas, much of which is done in collaboration with the School of Biosciences. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) our joint submission is ranked 2nd in the UK for research power, with 80% of our research regarded to be 'internationally excellent' or 'world-leading' (3* or 4*).
All of this takes place in our state-of-the-art, purpose built facilities on Sutton Bonington Campus and with our many clinical associates.
Whatever the purpose of your visit, I hope that these pages are helpful. If you would like any further information then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Head of School and Professor of Comparative Veterinary Reproduction