School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

Accreditations and outcomes


Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) accreditation

Our undergraduate courses are all RCVS accredited, with the last accreditation visit in 2021 

European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) accreditation

We gained full accreditation from EAEVE in 2017. See our self evaluation report.

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

The School achieved AVMA accreditation in 2022.



  • The Spring 2023 pass rate for students of our School on the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) was 60% (3/5). This compares to the pass rate required by the COE Standard for Outcomes Assessment (currently 80%).
  • 94% of the 2023 class graduated on time.
  • 99% of graduates are employed in a veterinary-related field post-graduation.


The School uses data and feedback from a variety of sources such as National Student Survey (NSS), Nottingham Student Experience Survey, RCVS Graduate Survey etc to improve the student experience.

The National Student Survey (NSS)  is carried out across all UK degree courses by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the UK Office for Students. Students in their final year complete a standard set of questions, and can also provide free text feedback. Since the School’s establishment it has been consistently ranked as the top UK Veterinary School for overall satisfaction (and normally every other category as well).  In 22/23 the School had the highest results of any course in all Russell Group Universities in England.

The Nottingham Student Experience Survey is run yearly (with the exception of the Covid period). Similar results were identified as per the NSS survey. The results show that students are less satisfied with their experience outside the School (accommodation, transport etc). The School has addressed these issues in a NSS action plan which will feed forward to University Departments for action. In addition the School is implementing actions, where possible, for example, reserving parking spaces for students who have examinations.

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 6116
fax: +44 (0)115 951 6415