The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies (R(D)SVS) is part of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh.

The mission of the R(D)SVS is:

To benefit society and the environment by educating veterinary surgeons to become members of world-wide public and professional health care teams; and to advance veterinary and comparative medicine through research into disease and disease processes with the goal of improving the health and welfare of both animals and human beings.

Using outstanding clinical facilities, we:

  • provide a veterinary service of the highest quality to our clients
  • ensure a stimulating educational environment to equip our students for the profession and life-long learning
  • undertake veterinary clinical and biomedical research to improve animal health and welfare
  • protect society through safe food production and control of emerging and zoonotic diseases

Through our activities, we will support the aims of the University of Edinburgh in its fundamental mission to advance and disseminate knowledge and understanding.