Who we are
The University of Bristol School of Veterinary Sciences has been training veterinary surgeons for over 50 years. It is highly rated in both teaching and research activities and has excellent links with the veterinary profession as well as the agricultural industry. Located on a rural campus at Langford, 14 miles south of Bristol, the Langford Estate, together with its farm (Wyndhurst), occupies 255 acres.
What we do
The Bristol School of Veterinary Sciences undertakes teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, provides CPD and residencies for Clinical Training Scholars, and has an extensive research programme in a number of key areas. The School also provides first opinion and specialist clinical veterinary services, specialist animal behavioural referrals, and comprehensive veterinary pathology services.
The School currently offers four undergraduate programmes and a taught MSc:
- BVSc in Veterinary Science- The School's flagship programme for training veterinarians.
- BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Nursing & Bioveterinary Science- a flexible and demanding programme that has a grounding in basic science making it the best degree of its type to be offered in the UK.
- BSc (Hons) in Animal Behaviour & Welfare-In depth scientific study and assessment of the way in which animals (including farm, laboratory, zoo and pets) are treated, used and included in society.
- BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Cellular & Molecular Science - This programme, offered as an additional intercalated year for veterinary science undergraduates, provides a broad-based education in biomedical sciences with a veterinary orientation and a strong emphasis on research in animal diseases.
- MSc in Meat Science & Technology– a well-established course which is unique in the UK, highly regarded by the meat industry and attracts students from around the world.
The school also offers the module C-AWSEL-.2 Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law: Applying the Theory, which may be takeneither free-standing or as part of the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP).
The School's research programme is focused in the areas of Animal Welfare & Behaviour, Comparative & Clinical Research, and Infection & Immunity, complemented by quantitative expertise in Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Mathematical Ecology. Research ranges from fundamental to applied and is relevant to over-arching issues such as Food Security and Animal Health and the One Health movement.
The School provides excellent laboratory facilities, and access to equipment and techniques ranging from flow cytometry, real-time PCR, HPLC and gas chromatography to video recording suites, thermal imaging and operant technology. Researchers collaborate within the School and Faculty, with clinicians in Langford Veterinary Services, within and across recognised University Research Themes (which include both Animal Welfare & Behaviour and Infection & Immunity), and both nationally and internationally. Research is supported by funders including Research Councils, Government Departments, EU, Wellcome Trust, Other Charities, and Industry.
How to find out more
For comprehensive information on the School, its activities and how you can apply for courses, click on the website link in the box on the left. To contact the School, click on the email link.
Bristol Veterinary School
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