Seneca recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to officially partner with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), UK’s largest and longest established independent veterinary school and a college of the University of London. The signing took place at Seneca’s King Campus between Seneca president David Agnew and RVC principal Stuart Reid.
The MOU marks the start of a new partnership that will provide Veterinary Technician (VTE) students at Seneca with enhanced pathways to enable them to study on the RVC’s Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine course. It will also involve annual visits by RVC staff to Seneca’s King Campus in order give talks to VTE students on the opportunities the pathways offer.
“This is an excellent opportunity for students in our veterinary tech program to further explore their passion at a world-class leader in veterinary science and research,” said Agnew.
The partnership came about after administration noticed that several Seneca alumni had continued their studies at the RVC over the last several years.
“We have been developing this partnership with Seneca since 2017 and it is great to see it come together so successfully. We look forward to continued collaboration between our organizations to the benefit of our students and animal health,” said Reid.
The RVC produces world-class research and provides support for the veterinary profession through its referral hospitals, including Europe’s largest small animal referral hospital. The RVC’s programs have an international appeal and attract students who go on to become veterinarians, research scientists, veterinary nurses, and leaders in industry and government.
Seneca’s VTE program aligns well with the RVC as it also offers affiliations with industry associations, as well as career opportunities in hospitals, government, wildlife services and more.
Photo: Seneca president David Agnew and the Royal Veterinary College principal Stuart Reid sign MOU at King Campus.