School of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Glasgow’s School of Veterinary Medicine is pre-eminent in teaching, research and clinical provision, and attracts students, researchers and clinicians from around the world. Our internationally accredited school provides an expert referral centre via the Small Animal Hospital, the Weipers Centre for Equine Welfare and the Scottish Centre for Production Animal Health & Welfare for animal owners and referring practitioners throughout the UK. In the Research Assessment Exercise 2008, the Grade Point Average for our research activity was the highest in Scotland and joint highest in the UK, reaffirming our position as one of the country’s leading veterinary schools.
Following the first ever international UK accreditation visit to be undertaken conjointly between the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education, The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), The European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) and The Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC) in April 2013, the University of Glasgow’s School of Veterinary Medicine has achieved full accreditation for a further period of seven years.
The visit was undertaken following the protocol agreed with the International Accreditors Working Group, with AVMA, and the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council, at which EAEVE had representatives as observers. It is anticipated that the next site visit will take place in 2020.
The School’s pass rate in the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) is currently 97% compared to the pass rate required by the AVMA Council on Education standard for Outcomes Assessment which is 80%. The NAVLE is a requirement for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in all licensing jurisdictions in North America.
'Celebrating 150 years of veterinary excellence'
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The year 2012 marked the 150th anniversary of the University of Glasgow’s School of Veterinary Medicine, which was founded in 1862 by James McCall. The anniversary was marked with a year long integrated campaign to both honour the past and look forward to ongoing success in the future.
Events occurred throughout 2012 targeting the general public, veterinary surgeons and nurses, staff and students, friends and alumni. The focal point of the celebrations took place from 5-7 October 2012 and included the McCall Lecture, a day of CPD and a social programme.