Founded in 1881, the University of Liverpool has an impressive history of pioneering education and research, with a particular emphasis on 'education for the professions'.
Today we are a principal centre of excellence in many disciplines, including engineering, medicine, dentistry, business and law - as we strive to prepare our students for the challenges of the 21st century.
As one of the UK’s top 20 research-led universities, we are furthering knowledge with strategic partners worldwide and we intend to double our £123m pa research budget by 2015.
Education creates opportunity. We are proud to be one of the UK’s most inclusive universities, welcoming students from a wide variety of backgrounds and from over 100 countries of the world.
In 1904, Liverpool became the first UK veterinary school to be incorporated into a University. The foundation was a seminal event, establishing veterinary medicine as an academic scientific discipline and opening up the opportunity of government funding for what had been a private professional training in the art of veterinary practice.
Some forty years later, the University acquired the first veterinary field station to be established in the UK; Leahurst, on the Wirral Peninsula, became the prototype rural site for all British city-centre vet schools. The intervening years have not, however, rendered us complacent. Over a century later, Liverpool is still an innovative school, in the forefront of veterinary teaching and research. Voted No 1 UK vet school in The Times Good University Guide 2006, awarded 24/24 in the QAA’s Subject Review and a top score of 5 in the RAE 2001, we have been cited as ‘the [UK] university with the most satisfied [veterinary] students’ in the most recent survey carried out, in 2005, by the British Veterinary Association and the Association of Veterinary Students. Quite some accolade!
The Veterinary Faculty was the first to introduce a BSc in Bioveterinary Science. the first cohort of students graduated in 2004
Liverpool’s veterinary school was top-rated for student satisfaction in the 2007 National Student Survey
The University was the first in the UK to introduce an MSc in Veterinary Infection and Disease Control
Our vets were the first in the UK to carry out an elbow joint replacement operation on a dog in 2004
Europe's first animal weight management clinic opened here in 2005
Our equine unit is the 'epicentre for oncology in horses' and is at the forefront of research and treatment of gastrointestinal and musculoskeletal conditions