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Surrey to open a new vet school

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THE University of Surrey has announced that it is to launch a new school of veterinary medicine in 2014, constructed around the theme that human and animal health are intrinsically linked. It says that the new school will embrace the philosophy of ‘one health – one medicine’, and that it will include the development of ‘a unique research-led veterinary medicine degree programme with an emphasis on research, pathology and livestock disease’.

The school will be situated at the university's Manor Park site in Guildford. The course will be delivered through collaborations with key partners with whom the university already has strong links, including the AHVLA, the Pirbright Institute, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, Fitzpatrick Referrals, Liphook Equine Hospital and Westpoint Farm Vets. The university says that, over the coming year, it will be looking to extend its relationships with regional veterinary practices.

The setting on the Manor Park campus will, the university says, ‘encourage collaboration of students and …

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