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 Camden Campus) and one located close
to the outskirts of London on a 575-acre site near Potters Bar (the Hawkshead
Campus). Both offer a friendly and supportive environment and excellent
facilities for teaching and learning. The Camden 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 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 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
The Hawkshead 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 Hawkshead
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 campus.
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 http://www.rvc.ac.uk/study/international-students/your-country#panel-north-america.
The UK 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 https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/student-visas
and to the College’s web site. Students must also be able to ensure adequate financial
support for the duration of their course.
OF ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES
Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 12 Midnight Eastern Time
January to March
to VMCAS by 15 September. But aim for 1 September in case of problems.
hold place in class):
No longer necessary, but transcripts need to be brought to
interview if invited. Any further transcripts will be asked for as needed.
considered in exceptional circumstances.
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
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.
Required at upper level (i.e.
300-400 level): At least 8 upper-level credits in Biology/Biological Science.
Examples include but are not limited to: Animal Biology, Physiology, Anatomy, Zoology,
Microbiology or Genetics. Also required (4 semester credits each):
Biochemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Anatomy/Physiology, Organic Chemistry, and
3.40 or higher preferred (on 4.0 point scale).
applicable for graduate applicants.
all required courses should be completed by July of the
year of admissions.
GRE General test required and must be sent to the College
by 15 September. RVC institution code is 3207.
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
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GRE General test required and to be submitted to the RVC by
15 September. RVC institution code is 3207. For the most current GRE submission
information, please see http://aavmc.org/gre2017.aspx.
Last Updated 3/17/2016 sam