Following the recognition order approval from the Privy Council, the University of Surrey's veterinary degree will be recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, commencing on the 18th February. As a result of this, the University of Surrey students who graduated with a veterinary degree will be able to practise veterinary medicine within the UK, as well as join the Register of Veterinary Surgeons as members of the RCVS.
Niall Connell, President of RCVS, stated: “We are very glad that the University of Surrey’s veterinary degree has now cleared the last hurdle and that – as of next month – it will join the roster as the UK’s eighth recognised veterinary degree. I commend the hard work that the faculty, students and the university’s clinical partners have put in to develop the course over the past 5 years and we look forward to continuing to work with them to ensure the high standards are maintained.”
“Following the authorisation from the Privy Council, the University of Surrey's veterinary degree will be recognised by the RCVS from the 18th February.“
Head of the University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine, Chris Proudman, stated: “I am delighted that the University of Surrey’s School of Veterinary Medicine has become the UK’s 8th provider of veterinary education. The support and enthusiasm of our partner practice network has been essential in delivering our vision of competent, confident and compassionate veterinary graduates.”