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May 1st, 2014

The University’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science has again out-performed the UK’s six other vet schools in the latest survey by the Association of Veterinary Students (AVS).

The survey, completed by 46% of the UK’s veterinary students, compares personal background, financial support and the quality of the degree course as well as welfare, widening participation and the role of the AVS. Nottingham respondents were more positive about every aspect of the course than all other universities.

Professor Gary England, Foundation Dean of the School of Veterinary Science and Medicine, said: “This is a fantastic achievement by all our staff and academics. We have helped to change the way veterinary medicine is taught in Britain and this survey shows that we have the support of our talented and hard-working students.”

Nick Wojciechowski, AVS President 2013, said: “The University of Nottingham is a newly designed and purpose built Veterinary School so clearly has some advantages over longer established institutions. However, it outperforms the other vet schools in every single comparison that is made. The establishing of a new vet school with such favourable feedback from students should provide other universities with an opportunity to review and learn from what they are offering.”

This is the second time the Veterinary School has appeared in the four yearly survey which represents the UK veterinary student population on issues that concern them. In 2008, the school was top in every category — even though the school had only been open for two years.

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