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University of Surrey’s vet degree receives RCVS approval

The University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine’s degree has received approval by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Council.

It means that, pending final approval from the Privy Council, those completing its veterinary degree will be able to register with the RCVS as veterinary surgeons in the UK.

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The School of Veterinary Medicine welcomed its first cohort of students in September 2014, with its university building being formally opened by Her Majesty the Queen in October 2015.

Over the five years since the course was founded, the RCVS said it has been working with the University to help ensure that the development of its programme “meets [its] standards”.

Dr Susan Paterson, the chair of the education committee, said: “We are very glad to have reached the stage where we can formally welcome the University of Surrey on board as the eighth UK veterinary school to offer an approved degree, and that we will, from now on and pending Privy Council’s approval, be able to welcome its graduates onto the Register as proud members of the RCVS.

“We appreciate the immense hard work of both the faculty and the student body over the past five years in working to meet the College’s stringent accreditation standards and the effort that they have made to address our feedback and advice in a constructive and engaged way.”

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