The Hawkshead Campus is where veterinary medicine students are based for the final three years of their course, alongside veterinary nursing students and specialists-in-training.

The Hawkshead Campus is equipped with facilities tailored to deliver both the theoretical and practical elements of your course.

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Academic facilities

The Hawkshead Campus houses modern lecture theatres and laboratories, a large library and learning resource centre. There are also a number of specialist centres on campus, including the Centre for Emerging and Endemic Diseases, Structure and Motion Laboratory, Clinical Skills Centre and Clinical Investigations Centre.

Student facilities

The Campus is considered self-contained, so you will find almost everything you will need, from our brand new Sports and Wellbeing Centre to a restaurant. There is an award-winning student village, a refectory and a large outdoor sports facility.

You will also find The Buttery, a campus bar for students to relax in after a day of study or clinical work, as well as Students’ Union facilities.

Link to a virtual tour of the RVC's Hawkshead Campus
Virtual Tour of the RVC's Hawkshead Campus

What else?

Small animal referrals hospital – one of the largest and most advanced veterinary hospitals in the world, treating over 9,000 cases each year.

Equine Hospital – our equine practice has a long and rich history in equine health management, combining worldleading research with the largest number of RCVS Equine Specialists of any UK veterinary teaching hospital, 24-hour emergency and referral services, and a first opinion equine only ambulatory practice.

Boltons Park Farm – our farm animal teaching facility is located a short distance away from the main campus. The farm has 200 hectares of mainly grazing land, as well as 20 hectares of ancient mixed woodland.

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