Royal Veterinary College

RVC on Tour 2011

The Royal Veterinary College tours the UK to inspire the next generation

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is hosting a series of careers events across the country in September, to encourage more young people to consider studying in a veterinary-related field.

'RVC on Tour' is a perfect opportunity for secondary-school students who might be interested in a career working with animals to find out what it involves. The tour also hopes to impress upon future students that a veterinary education can be used qualify them for a diverse range of professions, and being a vet is just one of these.

Attendees will also have the chance to carry out practical veterinary and scientific skills from the RVC's LIVE Centre such as; bandaging, gowning, gloving, suturing and attempting a one-handed tie. In addition to these activities guests will have the opportunity to practice clinical techniques using a state-of-the-art Haptic laptop, which contains the Core Skills Trainer; a collection of computer games that use haptic technology (sense of touch) to teach key skills needed to become a veterinary professional.

Please see below to find out if we're visiting an area near you:

  • Thursday 8th September (3:30pm – 6:00pm):
    The Newcastle Upon Tyne Church High School, Tankerville Terrace, Jesmond, Tyne and Wear, NE2 3BA
  • Friday 9th September (3:00pm – 6:00pm):
    Horsforth School, Lee Lane East, Horsforth, Yorkshire, LS18 5RF
  • Monday 12th September (3:30pm – 6:30pm):
    The Duston School, Berrywood Road, Duston, Northamptonshire, NN5 6XA
  • Wednesday 14th September (4:00pm – 7:00pm):
    Crickhowell High School, New Road, Crickhowell, NP8 1AW
  • Thursday 15th September (3:00pm – 6:00pm):
    Bodmin College, Lostwithiel Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 1DD

Each session is open to secondary school students, parents/guardians, teachers and careers advisors. Booking is essential in order to attend and can be completed at If you would like to see what happened on last year’s RVC on Tour please visit:

The next visiting opportunities at the RVC
If you don't feel that the RVC on Tour would be beneficial or if you are unable to attend, bookings recently opened for Camden Campus Tours and Hawkshead Campus Tours (new visiting opportunity). These tours allow visitors to see the College's teaching, learning and social facilities, and speak to a current student about their experience of studying at the RVC. Booking is essential and can be completed at

NB: The RVC's Admissions process does not include looking to see whether an applicant has attended any of our visiting opportunities.

If you have any further questions please call 020 7468 1257 or email

Yours faithfully
Chris Hobson
Education Liaison Officer
Royal Veterinary College
Royal College Street

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