Taught course

Residencies - Equine (MVetMed)

Royal Veterinary College · Royal Veterinary College

Entry requirements

You must be eligible for Membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Applicants must be an MRCVS by the date the residency starts. You will also need to: Hold a veterinary degree which is registrable by the RCVS and provide certificate and transcripts; confirm you are a EU citizen or have the right to abode in the UK. Provide evidence of: Work you have undertaken in a veterinary practice; any postgraduate qualifications, with certificates; your experience of research; published any papers or conference presentations; previous visits to the RVC; completion of an internship programme or similar.

Months of entry


Course content

The Royal Veterinary College offers several Residencies that are first class, world-renowned training programmes for veterinary specialisation.

These Residencies are designed for qualified veterinary graduates who wish to specialise in specific disciplines related to equine practice.

Residencies are typically for three years and you will also be registered for a Master in Veterinary Medicine MVetMed

The Residency programmes in equine medicine and in equine surgery are 3-year training programmes that are approved by the European College of Veterinary Surgery, the European College of Equine Internal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animals). The equine programmes are designed to enable residents to fulfil the credentials requirements of the respective specialist college so that the resident is eligible to sit the diploma examination at the end of the training period. Residents are supported by a team of nine diplomats in the Equine Referral Hospital (four surgery diplomates and five medicine diplomates).

Residencies commence: 2nd JULY 2018.

Information for international students

You must be able to communicate clearly in English, both verbally and in writing. If English is not your first language you must take an IELTS test. We require 7 in IELTS with no element below 6.5.

Fees and funding

As a Resident your academic fees will be paid by the department that you are working in.

You will also receive a tax-free stipend to cover your living expenses which will be paid monthly.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Further details of qualification

These scholarships are designed for qualified veterinary graduates who wish to specialise in specific disciplines related to small animal practice. All Senior Clinical Training Scholars are also registered for a Master in Veterinary Medicine course. SCTSs typically last three years and start in the first week of July each year


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations15
Written coursework / continuous assessment15
Professional practice60
Dissertation10 (0 words)

Course contact details

Graduate school
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