University of Surrey Welcomes First Vet Students

The United Kingdom now has eight veterinary schools.

Nearly 50 students from across the United Kingdom and Europe recently started their journey in becoming veterinarians at the University of Surrey’s School of Veterinary Medicine, the newest vet school in the United Kingdom.

The students were welcomed by the international faculty and took part in icebreaker activities in late September.

“We have warmly welcomed the students to our profession,” said Professor Gail Anderson, head of veterinary education and veterinary clinical sciences. “Their activities during [welcome week focused] on building their sense of unity, as this is vital to helping them transition smoothly to the university and on to what will be a demanding but fun course.”

The school will include three new state-of-the-art buildings with teaching spaces, a large pathology facility with high containment laboratories, an anatomy laboratory and a veterinary Clinical Skills Center for both large and small animals. Construction is still ongoing with an expected completion date of late summer 2015.

The University of Surrey’s School of Veterinary Medicine is one of eight vet schools in the United Kingdom.

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