Free event to discuss Vet School development

19 January 2022

Veterinary Education for the Next Generation takes place on 26 January

A free event to discuss developing Lancashire’s first Veterinary School is taking place.

The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) newly created Vet School, which is only the 11th in England, will welcome its first students in September.

Based at UCLan’s Preston Campus, the new Veterinary School will deliver foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses in areas such as veterinary medicine, bioveterinary science, veterinary clinical practice, veterinary physiotherapy and rehabilitation, and clinical animal behaviour and training.

The University is collaborating with Myerscough College and local veterinary partners to deliver certain programmes of study.

The free talk on 26 January, entitled Veterinary Education for the Next Generation, will be jointly presented by UCLan’s Dr Heather Bacon, Senior Clinical Veterinary Lecturer, and Claire Bloor, Head of Veterinary Nursing at Myerscough’s University Centre.

It will outline current challenges within the veterinary profession and veterinary education. Specifically, it will discuss the approach to developing an integrated, skills-based veterinary curriculum as a potential solution to meeting the expectations of veterinary employers, and the opportunities for collaboration and partnership that this approach offers.

Arrivals are from 5.30pm, with the presentation starting at 6.00pm at Myerscough’s Bowland Suite. Reserve your place on Eventbrite.