Aberystwyth University has released the first images of Wales’ only School of Veterinary Sciences which opened in September.
The first cohort of students at the new Penglais center are benefiting from an investment of over £ 2million in new teaching facilities, which include brand new anatomy and study facilities.
They will spend the first two years at Aberystwyth University, followed by three years of study at the Hawkshead campus of the Royal Veterinary College in Hertfordshire.
The program covers the full range of animals, from pets to farm animals, in common with all other veterinary programs and also offers studies in Welsh.
Professor Darrell Abernethy, Director of the School of Veterinary Sciences at Aberystwyth University, said: “The engagement of staff and students during our first year has been excellent. The opening of the school and the new facilities has been incredibly exciting for all of us. The efforts and support of so many people and organizations have helped make this happen – thank you very much to all.
“After so much hard work by the staff at Aberystwyth University and the Royal Veterinary College to prepare for the start of the course, it is a great feeling for all of us to see that our students are now studying here. They benefit enormously from the skills of the new team of staff and from the significant investment in the new facilities. The new school builds on over 100 years of animal health teaching and research at the University of Aberystwyth, and most recently the successful introduction of a BSc Veterinary Biosciences degree in September 2015.
In addition to the new veterinary school facilities on the University’s Penglais campus, students will also study in the excellent existing laboratory facilities that IBERS students enjoy and gain valuable experience in the University’s dairy and sheep farms. and at the Lluest Equine Center.
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