BVMS Veterinary Medicine & Surgery (graduate entry - 4 year programme)

BVMS Veterinary Medicine & Surgery (graduate entry - 4 year programme)

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The Graduate Entry Programme (GEP) last for four years and allows graduates with a relevant first degree in a biological or animal science subject to get a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S) degree and register as a veterinary surgeon.

The BVMS programme is based on 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 so you can get the personal qualities and skills needed in professional environments.

The BVMS degrees offered by University of Edinburgh 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)

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 26 weeks’ clinical EMS, where you take part in a wide range of veterinary-related activities at home and abroad during vacation - satisfactory completion of this is a requirement for graduation.

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