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.
Breakthrough in coccidiosis research
Biological researchers at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) are a step closer to finding a new cost-effective vaccine for the intestinal disease, coccidiosis, which can have devastating effects on poultry production.
Research sheds light on epilepsy treatments – Why don't the fits stop?
New research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) canine epilepsy clinic has shed light on why some dogs do not respond to anti-epilepsy treatments.
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.
Current VetCompass understanding on canine health
The VetCompass project is a joint initiative involving the Royal Veterinary College, the University of Sydney and a growing number of general veterinary practices in the UK and more recently Australia. VetCompass uses clinical ...
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 longer backs relative ...
Signs of potentially fatal bacterial disease affecting the canine community
Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) are calling for dog owners and veterinary surgeons to recognise the signs of a potentially fatal bacterial pneumonia-type disease that has been increasing in the canine community ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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, France and ...