RVC Graduation Day 2012
25 July 2012
This year's crop of RVC graduates received their degrees on July 25 2012 at our Graduation Day, which was held in Freemasons' Hall near Covent Garden.
The event conferred degrees in veterinary medicine (BVetMed) as well as BSc degrees in veterinary nursing, bioveterinary science and veterinary pathology. Doctorates, master's and foundation degrees were also awarded during the day along with a number of diplomas.
The BSc Veterinary Nursing graduates were the first ever to complete the prestigious full-time four-year degree, which, like other RVC degrees, is awarded by the University of London.
The Veterinary Nursing BSc incorporates a Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing, which is awarded after three years of full-time study. Once awarded the Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing, RVC nurses are registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as fully qualified to work. In the fourth year of the BSc in Veterinary Nursing, students concentrate on an academic project.
The RVC also offers a Graduate Diploma in Professional and Clinical Veterinary Nursing as well as several specialist master's degrees and doctoral programmes for vets and scientists. The master's degrees awarded by RVC include an MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases in Animals, MSc in Veterinary Education, MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology, MSc in Wild Animal Health and an MSc Wild Animal Biology.
Some of the graduates receiving degrees in bioveterinary science and veterinary pathology had taken them as part of a six-year intercalated veterinary medicine degree programme. Others took the subjects as stand-alone degrees, which allows them to enter postgraduate research, Government services, industry or veterinary medicine programmes.
For more information on studying at the RVC see:
The Royal Veterinary College
Established in 1791, the RVC is the UK’s longest-standing veterinary college—with a proud heritage of innovation in veterinary science, clinical practice and education.