Harper & Keele Veterinary School launched in 2020 with our first cohort of students. Combining the extensive resources and excellence at Harper Adams and Keele universities has created a rich and authentic environment for veterinary education and research, with students and staff at the Vet School uniquely benefitting from two highly successful institutions.
Combining a strong pedigree in animal sciences, veterinary nursing, veterinary physiotherapy, and agricultural sustainability at Harper Adams University with the established reputation that Keele University proudly boasts in life sciences and human medicine, the Harper & Keele Vet School is in a unique position to develop a model of veterinary education that has strategic partnership at its very core.
Building on the success of other community-based programmes in the medical and veterinary sector, the Harper & Keele Vet School aspires to develop graduates who value excellence in primary care, who are progressive, passionate, and purposeful in their professional development, who champion sustainability and welfare, and who embrace diversity and inclusion across the profession. We aim to give our graduates the knowledge, capabilities, personal attributes, and psychological toolkits with which they can optimise their performance in the profession.
Our veterinary programme is innovative and inclusive in design, integrating clinical contextualisation, authentic student development and professional tutoring from the very first week of learning.
Our mission is to educate and inspire students from all backgrounds, equipping them to thrive as professionals and contribute to animal, human and planetary health.
Drawing on the combined expertise and resources of two leading Universities together with a vibrant multi-disciplinary network, we seek to drive positive change in our industry and realise impact in vital areas of unmet need.
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