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 recent Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF2014), the Grade Point Average for Glasgow’s veterinary and animal health research activity was ranked top amongst the UK 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 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 85% 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.
Glasgow excels at veterinary research
Glasgow ranked top amongst the UK veterinary schools for research quality with the highest score (grade point average) in the recent Research Excellence Framework.
Researchers from the Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine, Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation (including the MRC Centre for Virus Research), and the School of Veterinary Medicine in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences contributed to Glasgow’s submission to Unit of Assessment 6 (Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science). Glasgow led the UK veterinary schools for research quality in the recent Research Excellence Framework and was 3rd of 29 submissions across the UK. Contributing to the overall excellence was the research environment, 88% of which was assessed as world-leading in terms of originality and significance, and the impact of our research, 82% of which was judged world leading.
'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.