The program draws on a long history of cutting-edge research that has contributed to advances in human and veterinary medicine and explores the fundamentals of biological and biomedical science that are needed to understand and develop new therapies for both human and animal diseases. The course will give you a clear and detailed understanding of underpinning physiology and cellular and molecular biology, as well as an insight into disease mechanisms and an appreciation of comparative and integrated approaches to aid diagnosis and treatment in the future.
In 1949 The Royal Veterinary College became a full part of the University of London, whilst retaining its independence with its own Royal Charter, and in 1955 the College acquired a country estate in Hertfordshire to provide a new field station; today our modern and vibrant Hawkshead campus. The Hawkshead Campus is where veterinary medicine students are based for the final three years of their course, alongside veterinary nursing students and specialists-in-training.More recent developments include the building of the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals in Hertfordshire, which today treats over 7,000 patients a year and, in 2001, seventy-six years after the opening of the College's Research Institute in Animal Pathology at Camden, the establishment of the London Bioscience Innovation Centre, which houses over 40 life science companies.The College holds a unique position in the English-speaking world of over two centuries of innovation and leadership in veterinary medicine. The RVC is one of 17 member institutions within the federation of the University of London.
The Hawkshead Campus is equipped with facilities tailored to deliver both the theoretical and practical elements of your course.The Royal Veterinary College's academic departments reflect the many challenges facing society today and ensures that our research, teaching and clinical activities continue to innovate and lead the way in veterinary medicine and science.