Veterinary medicine preparation

Veterinary students

Welcome to the School of Veterinary Medicine  – Veterinary Programme (BVMSci)

This information is for interest only. It is not compulsory, or part of the course.

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Day One Competencies

The programme learning outcomes include all the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon’s 45 Day One competencies. The learning and teaching within the programme are all linked to these outcomes. Perusing the list will give you some sense of the scope of the competencies you will develop during the programme.


The School of Veterinary Medicine facilities

Veterinary facilities

Take a tour of our multi-million pound School of Veterinary Medicine teaching and research facilities.

First year subjects

In your first year you will study anatomy, physiology, professional skills and animal handling and husbandry of cattle, sheep, dogs, cats and horses. You are not expected to study these subjects prior to starting the programme but you may find the link to some resources interesting to explore and dip into. The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons site contains resources created to support students' understanding of animal husbandry when they were unable to go on animal placements due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

Explore animal handling EMS resources