About the School

About the School

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The University of Glasgow’s School of Veterinary Medicine is renowned for teaching, research and clinical provision, and attracts students, researchers and clinicians from around the world. The internationally accredited school provides expert referral services via the Small Animal Hospital, the Weipers Centre Equine Hospital and the Scottish Centre for Production Animal Health & Welfare alongside a full range of Veterinary Diagnostic Services for animal owners and referring practitioners throughout the UK and beyond. 

The School was founded in 1862 and is located on the 80 hectare Garscube campus at the northwest boundary of the city, four miles from the University’s Gilmorehill campus.  The School of Veterinary Medicine has a 190 hectare commercial farm and research centre at Cochno, 15 minutes from Garscube (5 miles north).

The School has approximately 200 staff (academic, research and support) with 60 research students (including clinical scholars) and 700 undergraduate students.

In the 2014 UK-wide Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), Glasgow’s veterinary and animal health research activity was ranked top amongst the UK veterinary schools for research quality with an outstanding contribution to societal impact globally. 

In the 2016 National Student Survey, the School of Veterinary Medicine was voted number 1 in the UK for Veterinary Science.