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Welcome to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Education

We quality assure undergraduate veterinary education and, under our Charter, offer postgraduate qualifications for both vets and veterinary nurses.

We also stipulate the amount of continuing professional development (CPD) that must be carried out.

Find out about our veterinary school visitations, postgraduate qualifications and CPD requirements, including the Professional Development Phase.

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I want to be a vet

Learn more about the veterinary profession, career opportunities and how to apply to veterinary school

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I want to be a veterinary nurse

Find out what veterinary nursing entails and the different training routes available

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Continuing professional development for vets

Information about what can count as CPD, how to record it and access to the Professional Development Record (PDR)

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Continuing professional development for VNs

Information about what can count as CPD, how to record it and access to the Professional Development Record (PDR)

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Veterinary postgraduate education

Details of our modular certificates, diplomas and fellowships

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Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing

Details of our advanced professional qualification for veterinary nurses

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