Founded in 1791 before becoming part of the University of London in 1949, The Royal Veterinary College is the oldest English speaking veterinary school in the English speaking world.Following the National Student Survey, The Royal Veterinary College was ranked second in London and eighth in the UK for student satisfaction. In the prestigious QS World University Rankings, the College was crowned top UK and European vet school and third in the world.Popular courses include VetMed, Bioveterinary Sciences and Veterinary Nursing, while a wide ranging number of postgraduate courses such as Control of Diseases in Animals, Livestock Health and Production, Veterinary Epidemiology, Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health, Wild Animal Biology, Wild Animal Health and Veterinary Education are also available. An equine clinic and referral hospital, farm animal centre, post-mortem hall are available for students to use.
The Royal Veterinary College is ranked third in the world in the QS University Rankings for veterinary studies, and the best in the UK and Europe and outside of North America.Following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the proportion of the RVC’s research rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ increased to 79%, compared to 55% six years ago.
- Motto Latin: Venienti Occurrite Morbo
- Motto in English: Confront disease at onset
- Type: Public veterinary school
- Established: 1791; 230 years ago (became a constituent part of University of London in 1949)
- Chancellor: The Princess Royal (University of London)
- Principal: Stuart Reid
- Students: 2,510 (2019/20)
- Undergraduates: 2,025 (2019/20)
- Postgraduates: 490 (2019/20)
- Location: London and Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
- Campus: Urban