The University of Bristol Veterinary School is accredited by the following professional bodies, meaning that graduates of its Veterinary programmes have the opportunity to practice in multiple countries around the world.

Bristol Veterinary School gained accreditation from the AVMA Council of Education in February 2019. This accreditation is valid for seven years and the next visit by the AVMA is scheduled for 2026.

Graduates of both BVSc Veterinary Science programmes are able to practice in the USA and Canada, subject to completion of the NAVLE exam. In 2019/20, the most recent year for which figures are available, 4 students out of a final year class of 143 took the NAVLE, and all passed (100%). The pass rate required by the CoE Standard for Outcomes Assessment is currently 80%. For further information on the NAVLE, please visit

The BVSc Veterinary Science course is accredited by all of the above bodies, allowing graduates to practice in the UK, EU, Australia and South Africa.

The BVSc Veterinary Science: Accelerated Graduate Entry course has full accreditation from the AVMA. As a new course, launched in 2019, it is undergoing the normal process for accreditation with the RCVS, EAEVE, AVBC and SAVC. The RCVS will be carrying out an accreditation visit in November/December 2021, where accreditation of the course will take place.  Accreditation should apply to all graduates of the course.

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