School of Veterinary Medicine and Science


Our School is composed of brilliant people: staff, students and our Clinical Associates. We have achieved amazing outcomes and growth over the last few years. We need to take stock and capitalise on our strengths and achievements to date. We see opportunities in ensuring our impacts in education and research continue and are recognised and supported. We can refine our processes to improve efficiency. Lastly and most importantly our success only happens because of our people. We will engage, support and develop them so we can be the best we can be, as individuals and a School.

Our goals

  • Provide a world-class veterinary education and experience 
  • Deliver impactful world-leading research and technology transfer in basic, translational and clinical sciences
  • Build an inclusive culture and a sense of belonging, pride and purpose
  • Ensure the School is adequately supported to deliver its strategy
  • Leverage opportunities and make an impact on a local, regional and global basis
  • Ensure governance and compliance are effective and risk is reduced in all activities

Our mission

To educate veterinary surgeons to enable them to have a broad impact on animal health and welfare and on public health, and to contribute significantly to the veterinary profession as a whole.

We enhance society by carrying out world-leading basic, translational and clinical sciences to tackle key issues in fundamental science, animal and human health and global sustainability.

We drive for excellence and innovation in education, research, knowledge exchange and service, and in doing so ensure we champion equality and diversity, and well-being, and at all times act with openness and fairness.

Our vision for education

All members of staff of the School and our Clinical Associates will have pride and confidence in every graduate that we produce.

Our graduates will be world-leading in their practical and professional approach to veterinary medicine.

Our vision for research

The School will be recognised internally for research excellence in our major strategic research areas, impacting on animal and human health worldwide by:

  • developing new advanced diagnostics and therapeutics
  • developing novel technologies for pathogen detection, control and treatment
  • implementing novel approaches to enhance the health and welfare of livestock.

Our vision is to provide leadership in comparative biomedical research, animal welfare and animal management through innovation, clinical care, knowledge exchange and interdisciplinary partnerships.

Strategic plan

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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