Chester High Road
CH64 7TE Neston United Kingdom
University of Liverpool, School of Veterinary Science
AVBC Australian Veterinary Boards Council Inc.
EAEVE European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education
RCVS Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
VCNZ Veterinary Council of New Zealand
BSc Bioveterinary Science
BSc Veterinary Conservation Medicine
In 1904, Liverpool became the first veterinary school to be incorporated into a University. The foundation was a seminal event, establishing veterinary medicine as an academic scientific discipline and opening up the opportunity of government funding for what had been a private professional training in the art of veterinary practice.
Some forty years later, the University acquired the first veterinary field station to be established in the UK; Leahurst, on the Wirral Peninsula, became the prototype rural site for all British city-centre vet schools. The intervening years have not, however, rendered us complacent. Over a century later, Liverpool is still an innovative school, in the forefront of veterinary teaching and research. Voted No 1 UK vet school in The Times Good University Guide 2006, awarded 24/24 in the QAA's Subject Review and a top score of 5 in the RAE 2001, we have been cited as the [UK] university with the most satisfied [veterinary] students' in the most recent survey carried out, in 2005, by the British Veterinary Association and the Association of Veterinary Students. Quite some accolade!