The Royal Veterinary College (informally the RVC) is a veterinary school located in London, United Kingdom and a constituent college of the federal University of London. The RVC was founded in 1791 and joined the University of London in 1949. It is the oldest and largest veterinary school in the United Kingdom. The RVC is one of the United Hospitals. The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is the longest-established vet school in the English speaking world. The College provides a number of undergraduate courses, including the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVetMed) as well as accelerated graduate entry BVetMed and a combined BVetMed, BSC degree. BSc degrees are also provided in veterinary nursing, bioveterinary sciences and veterinary pathology, and a foundation degree in veterinary nursing is also offered. The College also offers the Gateway course; the first year of an extended six-year veterinary degree programme; created for students who are part of the UK Widening Participation cohort, designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to join a career-building veterinary degree course.
New research into Post Weaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome
Research led by the Royal Veterinary College has generated valuable insights into a disease that strikes a large number of animals and costs farmers millions of pounds.
Proteomic analysis of tendon reveals disease stage-specific fragmentation of extracellular matrix proteins
In a series of articles, researchers in the Tendon Biology group at the RVC have established the importance of inflammatory mediators in acute tendon disease and the reduced ability to resolve inflammation in chronic disease ...
Study: Multi-country bovine neonatal pancytopenia
Bovine neonatal pancytopenia (BNP) first emerged as a novel disease syndrome in 2007; initially in Germany, and soon afterwards in several other European countries including the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, ...
Longer 'sausage dogs' are at risk of slipped discs
Long-and-low dwarf breeds are prone to painful and debilitating slipped discs, and a new study from The Royal Veterinary College published on 24th July 2013 in the journal PLoS ONE, reveals that dogs with l ...
Research shows that the innate immune system differs between species
In a series of articles, the Molecular Immunology group at the RVC has shown that the innate immune system differs between species.
New research finds that cattle and badgers with TB rarely meet
Direct contact between badgers and cattle is rare, suggesting that it may also be rare for bovine tuberculosis (TB) to be passed on through the two species meeting each other on pasture, new research by the ...
Do hens have friends? It seems not
(Phys.org)—A Royal Veterinary College study has found that hens reared in commercial conditions do not form friendships and are not particular about who they spend time with.
Worrying numbers of 'short-nosed' dog owners do not believe their pets to have breathing problems
Owners of certain popular short-nosed dog breeds, including Pugs, Bulldogs, Pekingese and French Bulldogs, are unknowingly putting their pets welfare at risk and not seeking essential treatment because they ...