London, England

Particular: Details

Location: London

Established: 1791

Total Students: 2,290

Percentage of International Students: 10%

The college provides a number of undergraduate courses, including the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVetMed) as well as accelerated graduate entry BVetMed and a combined BVetMed, Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BSc) degree. BSc degrees are also provided in veterinary nursing, bioveterinary sciences, biological sciences and veterinary pathology, and a foundation degree in veterinary nursing is also offered.

The college also offers the Gateway course; the first year of an extended six-year veterinary degree programme, created for students who are part of the UK Widening Participation cohort.

Students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities both inside and outside of the college authority. The traditional sports of rowing, rugby, netball, hockey, and football are offered for both men and women; more unusually, students take part in sports such as shooting, ice-skating, and polo.

The RVC runs three animal hospitals and three first opinion practices, all based in London and Hertfordshire. The hospitals treat over 20,000 patients per year.

Animal Welfare and the Animal Welfare unit situated at the college are fundamental to the RVC’s research mission and underpins their research programmes.


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The Advice Centre team is here to offer advice, information and guidance to help you make your time at the Royal Veterinary College a success. The university offer confidential and impartial support to all RVC students on a variety of matters including:

  • Wellbeing Support
  • Student Money Advice
  • Disability, Learning Difference and Long-Term Health Issues
  • International Student Matters
  • Counselling and Psychological Support
  • Careers
  • Housing

Student Wellbeing Advisers are available to provide advice and guidance on any general or wellbeing issues that you may be experiencing. They provide a confidential and supportive space to discuss any current difficulties that might be impacting on your studies or student life. They can advise on what might help you to improve your situation and work together with you to offer the most appropriate support. They will also be able to signpost you to other appropriate support and make follow-up appointments or referrals for further assessment and support as necessary.

National rankings
Complete (2020)[20]107
Guardian (2020)[21]74
Times / Sunday Times (2020)[22]96
British Government assessment
Teaching Excellence Framework[23]Silver
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  • On Campus- In Camden there are two halls which solely accommodate RVC students – College Grove (which is on site) and Mary Brancker House, which is a 20 minute walk away in Kentish Town. Both are self-catered, and all students have their own en-suite room.

The RVC has two campuses, one in Camden in Central London and the other near Potters Bar in Hertfordshire. On the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine course, students spend two years in Camden followed by three years in Potters Bar.

The 1930s buildings on Royal College Street in Camden Town, near St Pancras railway station remain, with minor extensions. Around half of the undergraduate students are based there at any one time. The Camden campus is also home to the main bulk of the RVC Student Union (RVCSU), including the main college bar, the Haxby.

The Hawkshead Campus is located in Brookmans Park, rural Hertfordshire, about 17 miles (27 km) north of central London, was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1959. The majority of the college sports teams train and play on the sports courts and fields at this campus, which is also home to the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals, Bolton’s Park Farm and the Buttery.

Mary Brancker, CBE, DUniv, FRCVS, (1914–2010). The first woman to become president of the British Veterinary Association, after whom Mary Brancker House was named.

Walter Plowright, CMG, FRCVS, FRS (1923-2010)

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