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Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
Established 1823
Location Edinburgh, Scotland
Principal/Dean Professor David Argyle

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Ambassador Mark Laloo

Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh

About Us

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies was founded in 1823 by William Dick. William Dick was an outstanding practitioner who made great strides in establishing veterinary education in Scotland. Besides setting up the School in 1823, he was appointed Veterinary Surgeon in Scotland to Queen Victoria in 1844. By the time of his death in 1866, the 818 students he had taught were to be found throughout the world. Among them were the founders of veterinary schools in Glasgow, Liverpool, Ireland, Canada, the USA and Australia.


We provide outstanding veterinary education using an award winning curriculum, innovative teaching methods and an interdisciplinary environment, for our students. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to school leavers and graduates from around the world. If you want to train as a veterinary surgeon, we offer a five-year undergraduate programme. An accelerated 4-year version is available for applicants with a relevant first degree.

Current Research

Our research spans all aspects of veterinary medicine, from molecules and genes through to animal and human populations.We aim to make a real difference to animal and human health and our partnership with the Medical School is summed up in the ethos - One Health. We place a major emphasis on conducting high quality research and attracting world-class talent. Our research focuses on:

  • the improvement of health and welfare of domestic animal species
  • the protection of public health
  • alleviation of human poverty (in the context of tropical diseases)

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