The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has restored its full approval to Bristol Veterinary School and has commended the “hard work and improvements displayed by the school”.

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has restored its full approval to the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Science.

University of Bristol receives unconditional approval from RCVSThe school had been under conditional approval since March 2007, and a subsequent revisit in October 2009 identified that, although progress had been made, improvements still needed to be made to some of the facilities – particularly in small animal surgery and on the farm.

However, full approval was granted by RCVS council at the recommendation of the Education Policy and Specialisation Committee (EPSC), following the positive report of a visitation carried out in December 2011 under the chairmanship of former RCVS president Stephen Ware.

Council commended the hard work and improvements displayed by the school, and was pleased to restore it to full approval status.

EPSC chairman Prof Stuart Reid“The university has demonstrated a welcome and continued commitment to the development of the school, and is to be congratulated on making significant financial investments in staffing and facilities, despite the current difficult economic climate,” said EPSC chairman Prof Stuart Reid, noting the efforts made to address concerns raised from previous visits.

“There is a positive and constructive atmosphere, which is a credit to the head of school and all the staff who have clearly worked extremely hard to meet the challenges presented to them at a time of change within the university sector as a whole.”


  • The school is next scheduled for a full visitation in 2014.
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