School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

About us

Welcome to the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science. We deliver a range of innovative courses, world-class research and services for veterinary professionals.

Each year we welcome over 300 students and equip them with the diagnostic, medical, surgical and other skills required to succeed in a changing world of veterinary medicine.

Our school is a dynamic, vibrant and highly stimulating learning environment. Achieved through a blend of students, staff and researchers from around the world, who are committed to innovative learning and scientific discovery.

We offer unique dual-intake undergraduate courses, accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE)  designed with clinical outcomes in mind, based upon excellence in teaching, and informed by scientific research.

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.

Following the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, the School of Veterinary Science part of Unit of Assessment (UoA6) has improved their position in the upper half of the UoA and seen a significant increase in the proportion of outputs assessed as "world-leading" or "internationally excellent" from those submitted to REF2014. The Unit’s research environment is also recognised as being 75% "world-leading" and 25% "internationally excellent".

Our research is focused around four main themes: Diagnostics and TherapeuticsOne VirologyTranslational Infection Biology and Ruminant Population Health. Following the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, 85% of our research is classed as "world-leading" (4*) or "internationally excellent" (3*), which has increased since REF2014.

All of this takes place in our state-of-the-art, purpose-built facilities on Sutton Bonnington Campus and with our many clinical associates. The School works with many other collaborators in education and research, and is a member of the Veterinary Schools Council.

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.

Professor Gary England
Head of School and Professor of Comparative Veterinary Reproduction


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