BVMS Veterinary Medicine or Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (5 year programme)
This programme is based on the integration of clinical and science subject areas and has a spiral course structure, meaning that you will revisit topics as you progress through the programme, each time with increasing clinical focus. There is also a vertical theme of professional and clinical skills development, to help you get the personal qualities and skills needed in professional environments.
The BVMS degrees offered by University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow are accredited by:
- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
- The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)
- The European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE)
*Graduates from the University of Glasgow can also register as a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS)
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) requires students to complete 12 weeks of mainly agricultural extramural studies (EMS) before starting third year offering the chance to gain more knowledge and experience in particular areas of interest.
This is followed by a period of 26 weeks’ clinical EMS, where you take part in a wide range of veterinary-related activities at home and abroad during vacation. You have to complete this to the required standard before you can graduate.