Veterinary school to open at University of Surrey
By mattcollison | Thursday, October 25, 2012, 09:28
A NEW school of veterinary medicine will be launched at the University of Surrey in 2014 - constructed around the theme that human and animal health is intrinsically linked.
A new veterinary school is to open at University of Surrey.
The announcement of the plans today (October 25) shows how the school will embrace the 'One Health – One Medicine' philosophy and will include the development of a research-led veterinary medicine degree programme with an emphasis on research, veterinary pathology and livestock medicine.
The new school of will work with partners including: the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, the BBSRC Pirbright Institute, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, Fitzpatrick Referrals, Liphook Equine Hospital and Westpoint Farm Vets.
Throughout the next twelve month period the University will be involved with the recruiting of new academic staff, attracting the first cohort of students, and beginning building works in preparation for its opening in 2014.
Professor Noel Fitzpatrick said: "The philosophy of One Health-One Medicine is undeniably the single most important movement in medical science today. By making this a cornerstone of the educational platform at the new veterinary school, the University of Surrey will undoubtedly inspire a new breed of veterinary scientist."