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.
The Royal Veterinary College is the largest and longest-established vet school in the English-speaking world and is a college of the University of London. The RVC has a fascinating history, which began with the foundation of the Veterinary College, London, and the establishment of the veterinary profession in the UK.The Veterinary College, London, was built in the parish of St Pancras in 1791, on the current site of The RVC’s Camden Campus and in January 1792, four students began a three-year course intended to cover all aspects of the veterinary art. In 1875 the College received its first Charter of Incorporation from Queen Victoria. Over one hundred years, the College had grown from a horse infirmary with a handful of students to a science based institution, producing internationally-renowned veterinarians and scientists.Our London campus is in Camden, one of the most creative and stimulating areas of the city.Our historic Camden Campus is where veterinary medicine students will spend their first two years. Veterinary Gateway students will also be based here, along with the first year of the Graduate Accelerated programme. Biosciences students study at the Camden Campus throughout their course.
Famous for its markets, vibrant culture and music venues, Camden is an exciting place to experience student life. It is also home to a beautiful canal and lock, Regent’s Park, ZSL London Zoo and the iconic Roundhouse music venue.
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.