Royal Veterinary College, University of London


  • Location: City, Rural

About us

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC), University of London is one of the world’s leading veterinary and biological science institutions, renowned for pioneering approaches to teaching, research and cutting edge clinical provision. The RVC is currently ranked as the #1 Veterinary School in the World (QS 2023).

Founded in 1791, the RVC was the first veterinary institution in the English speaking world and the driving force behind the establishment of the profession in the UK. Now based over two campuses, its Camden Campus (London) offers the buzz of being based in the heart of the nation’s capital; while in contrast, its Hawkshead Campus (Hertfordshire) offers a more rural experience on a 575 acre site in the English countryside. Both campuses offer its 2,500 students a friendly, supportive environment with state-of-the-art facilities.

The RVC offers a range of renowned undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees.

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This is the RVC

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is the UK's largest and longest established independent veterinary school and is a Member Institution of the University of London. It was the first in the world to hold full accreditation from AVMA, EAEVE, RCVS and AVBC. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in biological sciences, veterinary medicine and veterinary nursing.

What makes us different

  • Getting Work Ready: You will learn collaboratively across the College, applying your knowledge to real-world problems either in research or to cases in our animal hospitals and practices.
  • Expert Knowledge: Our teaching staff comprises internationally renowned researchers, clinicians and experts, supported by industry-leading equipment and facilities.
  • Community: You will become part of the RVC community. A community that is serious about science, and is welcoming, supportive, inclusive and open to all.
  • Best of Both Worlds: Our courses are split between the energetic city of London and the picturesque countryside in Hertfordshire, providing you with the best facilities to learn, and the opportunity to connect to London’s scientific hub.
  • International: We have a vibrant international community, with students from 54 countries and staff from 95 countries.
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Royal College Street, London, London, Greater London, NW1 0TU

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