Visiting the RVC

It is with regret that the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has made the decision to cancel all visiting opportunities up to and including 30th May.

We realise that this decision will be a disappointment to prospective students and guests who were looking forward to visiting our campuses. Nonetheless, being mindful of current UK Government public health advice about the risk of COVID-19 being spread through close contact at large scale public gatherings we feel that this is the correct decision at the present time.

If you are a current applicant to the RVC, the Admissions Team will be in touch with further updates and information as they become available.

If you have booked onto any events during this time we will be in touch about alternative arrangements as soon as possible.

If you are a prospective student considering applying to the RVC in the future and would like to hear about alternative and rescheduled events please sign up to our 'RVC For Me' mailing list

Update to Current Offer Holders 19th of March 2020

We are aware of the UK Government announcement that formal examinations will not take place in Summer 2020, but that qualifications will still be awarded. We await further information from the exam boards as to how they will achieve this but, at present, anticipate that our offers to current offer-holders will stand.  Applicants who do not achieve the required grades will be reviewed on a case by case basis. We will do our best to help all applicants in these challenging times.

If you have mitigating circumstances that you believe may adversely affect any grades awarded based on your current/past performance, we would strongly encourage you to contact your school and the exam board, in the first instance. You should also provide evidence to the RVC, in line with our Admissions Policy. If you are studying outside of the UK and find yourself in a similar position either now or in the coming months, please let the Admissions Office know. Any such situations will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Message to Current Offer Holders from Professor Stuart Reid, Principal - 18th of March 2020

I want to personally take the opportunity to update you about your RVC offer, given the current COVID-19 situation.

At the present time, like most universities, we have had to cancel all visiting opportunities to the RVC until further notice. This includes next month’s Offer Holder Days the annual RVC Open Day in May. We really want you to have the opportunity to see our amazing facilities, meet our wonderful staff and students and get a feel for the RVC and so we are developing virtual experiences in place of these events. We will be in touch shortly with more information about how you can connect and access these events.

We also realise you may have questions about enrolling with the RVC and commencing your studies later this year. We are working very hard to put plans in place for new students to be able to enrol and access an RVC education this autumn. We realise times are very uncertain, but we want to ensure there are no additional barriers to you securing a place at the RVC!

As soon as more information becomes available, we will be back in touch, but please do also check the RVC website for updates at

The RVC Admissions team will remain available throughout the coming weeks; if you have any urgent questions, please get in touch via the contact details below.

Thank you for your patience during this time and we hope you keep safe and well.

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