Accreditation

AVMA logoFollowing accreditation visits in 2021, the School currently holds accreditation status from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC) and the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE). 

The Degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVMS) from Glasgow is also recognised by the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC). 

The AVMA/RCVS/AVBC/SAVC carried out a virtual Site Visit in March 2021.  There will be a follow-up, in person, visit due 12-18 months after the initial virtual visitation date. This is in line with the guidance set out within the virtual accreditation visit guidelines.  The date of the verification visit is to be determined.  

The AVMA accreditation status includes one minor deficiency in Standard 11 Outcomes Assessment.  A minor deficiency is one that had no effect on student learning or safety, that can reasonably be addressed in one year. The School has already responded to the AVMA and has addressed this deficiency.

The report and University response from the 2021 RCVS accreditation visitation to the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine was considered by the RCVS Education Committee at its meeting on 14 September 2021. The Committee noted the findings of the visitation team and were content that the School was addressing the suggestions and recommendations highlighted in the visitation report and the RCVS granted the status of ‘Full Accreditation’ for a period of seven years.

Accreditation status is, as a matter of routine, subject to satisfactory annual monitoring reports from the School and the University. 

The EAEVE in-person Accreditation Site Visit was carried out in October 2021 and the status ‘accredited’ has been awarded for a period of seven years.

Documents and reports in relation to the School’s accreditation status are linked below:

Self Evaluation Report and 2021 Addendum – RCVS/AVMA

Self Evaluation Report and 2021 Addendum – EAEVE

The School’s pass rate in the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) is currently 88%.  The pass rate required by the AVMA Council on Education standard for Outcome Assessment is 80%.  The NAVLE is a requirement for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in all licensing jurisdictions in North America.