The RVC has a successful record of training North American
students and can count several hundred American and Canadian graduates as
alumni. Founded in 1791, the RVC was the first veterinary school in the UK, and
the driving force behind the establishment of the nation’s veterinary
profession. The first four students were admitted in January 1792, and ever
since the College has been at the forefront of teaching and research in
veterinary and allied sciences. The RVC was the first Veterinary School to
submit a woman for membership to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons;
become an independent veterinary school within a federal university; be
accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association; introduce a degree
in Veterinary Nursing; and establish a Centre for Lifelong and Independent
Veterinary Education. Today, first-class teaching and research staff,
experienced in a wide range of disciplines and skills, help talented students
to exploit state-of-the-art clinical facilities and laboratories to the full,
maintaining the RVC’s long, proud tradition of making seminal contributions to
both the animal and human sciences.
We have one campus near Kings
Cross/Camden Town, in central London (the London Campus) and one located close
to the outskirts of London on a 575-acre site near Potters Bar (the
Hertfordshire Campus). Both offer a friendly and supportive environment and
excellent facilities for teaching and learning. The London Campus boasts newly
refurbished research laboratories, and extensive library, an anatomy museum,
the London Bioscience Innovation Centre and the Beaumont-Sainsbury Animal
Hospital. Accommodation, a fitness room, a refectory and a bar, and a new
social learning space including a cafe are also on site and the clubs, bars,
restaurants and theatres of Camden and London’s West End are easily accessed on
foot or by public transport. A twenty-minute walk from the London Campus is the
University of London whose collegiate structure incorporates the RVC. Here in
the capital’s university quarter, you will find some of the nation’s greatest
educational and research facilities.
The Hertfordshire Campus is our main clinical campus with three
state-of-the-art teaching hospitals on site including the largest
veterinary-referral hospital in Europe. Located in rural countryside near
Potters Bar, it is a 20 minute train journey from London’s Kings Cross station
and comprises lecture theatres, laboratories, a Learning Resources Centre (providing
superb IT resources and teaching and library facilities), a Clinical Skills
Centre and student housing, a refectory, sports fields, and a student-run bar.
In addition to the modern journals and textbooks you will find in our
libraries, the RVC has one of the best collections of old veterinary books in
the world. The RVC has invested heavily in the Hertfordshire Campus in recent
years, developing a new Student Village with over 190 bedrooms, a new refectory
for both staff and students, a state-of-the-art Teaching and Research Centre
and a world-class Equine Hospital. Our working-farm is also located at this
Places in RVC halls of residence are
available and students from overseas are given priority. The College has a
number of dedicated staff who provide academic and pastoral support to students
throughout the course, and we have an active and welcoming student community.
For specific application information (availability, deadlines,
fees and VMCAS participation), please refer to our website at
government introduced a points-based immigration system for students from
non-EU countries who wish to study in the UK. For further information on entry
to the UK, please refer to http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/ and to the College’s
web site. Students must also be able to ensure adequate financial support for
the duration of their course.
SUMMARY OF ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES
VMCAS application deadline:
October 2, 2014 1:00 PM Eastern Time
Immediate offers which do not
require an interview are made to exceptional candidates:
Interview dates are arranged:
Date interviews are held:
(held in the U.S.)
Date acceptances mailed:
transcripts to VMCAS by 1 September 2014 and fall transcripts to VMCAS by 1
Deposit (to hold place in
considered in exceptional circumstances.
Interview (in most cases)
2 required—one from academic science source and one from a veterinary surgeon
who you have worked with)
VMCAS applicants are normally
final year or recent university graduates although students with two years
pre-vet will be considered. We will also consider High School students studying
AP or the International Baccalaureate. These students apply through UCAS (see
our website at http://www.rvc.ac.uk/Undergraduate/International/Country
/NorthAmerica.cfm#Applying). Science graduates or applicants in
the final year of a science based degree with the prerequisites may be
considered for our 4 year accelerated course. Applicants who are unsuccessful
in gaining a place on the four year programme may be considered for our five
year programme. Subjects must include Organic Chemistry with lab,
Biochemistry, Mathematics or Statistics, Principles of Biology, Physics with
lab, General Biology, Animal Biology, or Zoology all with lab. As a minimum we
require 8 semester credits in Organic Chemistry and Principles of Biology,
General Biology, Animal Biology or Zoology and 4 semester credits in
Biochemistry, Physics with Laboratory and Mathematics/Statistics (Algebra is
acceptable). It is also recommended that students take General Chemistry or
Fundamentals of Chemistry.
Required undergraduate GPA:
higher preferred (on 4.0 point scale).
AP credit policy:
applicable for graduate applicants.
Course completion deadline:
required courses should be completed by July of the year of admissions.
General test required and must be sent to the College by 2 October. RVC
institution code is 3207.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND CONSIDERATIONS
Applicants are also expected to have gained significant relevant
work experience of handling animals. This should include work in veterinary
practice and where possible other animal establishments.
Is a Bachelor’s Degree
Is this an International
Pending, see our website for
Estimated Tuition Contract:
Estimated Tuition Non-Resident:
pending, see our website for further information
General test required and to be submitted to the RVC by 2 October. RVC institution
code is 3207.
Accepts International Students?
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