If you’re interested in studying about the health and well-being of animals, you might want to know which universities offer programs for a vet degree. Thus, here’s a list of all veterinary universities in Western Europe you should definitely consider.
This public research university was opened in 1817. It is considered to be one of the greatest universities in the world. There are eleven faculties part of this university, among which is the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, where the programs are taught in Dutch.
University of Antwerp (Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedial, and Veterinary Science)
As the third largest university in Flanders, the UA has about 20,000 students. It was established in 1852 and features nine campuses located in different locations in Antwerp.
University of Liège
This a major public university which has programs taught in French. The University of Liège was open in 1817 and comprises 45 departments, 10 faculties, 2 schools, 20,000 students, and 4,300 employees.
National Veterinary School of Alfort
This is a public veterinary medicine school for scientific research. It was open in 1765 and became one of the four schools for veterinary education in France.
National Veterinary School of Toulouse
This veterinary school was established in 1825 and it’s located in Toulouse. It provides higher education and research in the field of veterinary medicine.
University College Dublin (School of Veterinary Medicine)
Ireland’s largest university and one of the top universities in Europe was established in 1854. It consists of six colleges, research institutes and associated schools. The School of Veterinary Medicine is part of the College of Health and Agricultural Sciences.
Université du Luxembourg
This university provides training for small animal veterinary medicine and the course last minimum 2 and maximally 5 years. It’s located in Esch-Sur-Alzette and the programs are taught in English.
University of Utrecht
This is one of the oldest and the best university in the Netherlands. Established in 1636, it consists of 7 faculties, among which is the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and has 30,374 students.
St. Matthew’s University (School of Veterinary Medicine)
SMU was established in 1997 in Belize but moved to the Cayman Islands in 2002. Then, in 2005, the School of Veterinary Medicine was opened. This for-profit university provides a foreign licensing program.
University of Bristol (School of Veterinary Science)
Established in 1876, this university became one of the top 10 of UK universities. It is located in Bristol and has six faculties, as well as numerous schools and departments.
University of Cambridge (Veterinary School)
This collegiate public research university was established in 1209 and considered to be one of the most prestigious universities worldwide. It features 31 colleges and 150 departments, institutions, and faculties.
University of Liverpool
One of the first veterinary schools to be included in a university in the country, the University of Liverpool, it is one of the most advanced and innovative schools in the UK. It’s number one UK vet school and it’s located on the Wirral Peninsula.
University of London (Royal Veterinary College)
A part of the federal University of London, the Royal Veterinary College was established in 1791. It’s one of the largest and oldest veterinary schools in the UK, with 2,375 students.
University of Nottingham (School of Veterinary Medicine and Science)
This public research university was founded in 1881 and it’s organized into five faculties and a number of departments. The School of Veterinary Medicine and Science is part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
University of Surrey (School of Veterinary Medicine)
This public research university was established in 1966 and is organized into three faculties. The School of Veterinary Medicine is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
University of Edinburgh (Royal School of Veterinary Studies)
As part of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, the Royal School of Veterinary Studies was founded in 1823 and is considered to be the number one school in the UK. In fact, it is ranked in the ninth place in the world for veterinary medicine.
University of Glasgow (School of Veterinary Medicine)
Founded in 1862, the School of Veterinary Medicine is ranked seventh in the world for veterinary medicine. It is a constituent school of the new College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences and has 500 students.