UCLAN School of Veterinary Medicine Submitted for Planning

The planning application for a state-of-the-art School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been submitted. This high specification teaching facility, will house world-class clinical simulation and teaching spaces, including diagnostic suite, simulated operating theatres and cutting-edge technology and be home to only the second Veterinary School in the North of England and the first of its kind in Lancashire.

The School will establish both a local and national provision for much needed access to veterinary medicine education programmes, currently an oversubscribed academic field (RCVS). UCLan supports a richly diverse community and are committed to breaking down barriers and making education accessible to all, by creating a pathway for any student no matter their background. The new Vets School will offer a transparent route into this rewarding profession in a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

The building design will create the very best in teaching and learning facilities, supporting UCLan’s flagship 5-year Bachelors of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery (BVMS) course, a highly innovative and ‘hands-on’ programme. It will provide a base for foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses comprising of veterinary medicinebioveterinary scienceveterinary clinical practice, veterinary physiotherapy and rehabilitation, and clinical animal behaviour and training. This will boost opportunities to study, research and attract investment and positively impact local employment and retention of vets.

Alan Williams, partner at Wilson Mason comments, “UCLan’s vision for The School of Veterinary Medicine is both ambitious and pioneering and we are thoroughly enjoying the challenge of bringing this dynamic and innovative design to life.”

A multi million pound project, at its heart the School is designed based on a high ethical value, with a strong commitment to sustainability and meeting BREEAM accreditation standards.