Surrey Vet

News, views and more from students, staff and partners at the University's new School of Veterinary Medicine

VET Festival 2015 by Hannah Bowley

Back when I was deciding which universities to apply to to study Veterinary Medicine I came to an Open Day for the University of Surrey and listened to the staff talk about how the Surrey vet course was going to be a different, a new type of veterinary education; I was desperate for one of those […]


Vet Festival and One Live 2015 – Being part of something amazing and somehow meeting the Hoosiers by Rachel Bermingham

It’s been an incredible week. The first ever VET Festival and concert for ‘One Medicine’ took place in the grounds of Surrey University; the brainchild of Noel Fitzpatrick.  As a Surrey vet student I got the opportunity to volunteer at the event. With an amazing line-up of speakers, a chance to network and my aim […]


First time lambing by Harry Smith

I’ve done a lot of work with farm animals in the past, but never lambing. After phoning around a list of contacts, I finally secured a placement near Brighton. I was expecting to be put up in a barn but my accommodation was a pleasant surprise and my hosts incredibly welcoming. After a long first […]


Dogs as Therapy

Students had a welcome break from revision during end-of-year exams, taking the initiative and inviting the charity ‘Pets as Therapy’ (PAT) into the vet school.  Several PAT dogs were invited in to be patted and stroked, in a bid to relieve exam stress.  Patricia Bland, area co-ordinator for the charity, led the group of volunteers […]


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