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Construction of Harper Adams veterinary centre underway
“The building on the Harper Adams site will provide a great range of teaching facilities for our students, to complement the wide range of animal facilities we already have on campus."

First student intake for veterinary medicine course due in 2020 

The construction of a new veterinary centre at Harper Adams University in Shropshire is well underway and expected to be completed for the 2020/2021 academic year. 


The £7.3m centre will serve students of the new Harper & Keele Veterinary School, besides those on veterinary nursing, veterinary physiotherapy and wider animal sciences courses at Harper Adams. 


Telford based building and civil engineering contractors, McPhillips (Wellington) Limited, have been erecting the steel frame for the new building, which will include a wide array of lecture theatres, learning spaces and clinical skills environments.

“Our plans for the Veterinary School are proceeding well, with our first student intake to the new veterinary medicine course due in 2020,” said the University’s vice-chancellor, Dr David Llewellyn.


“The building on the Harper Adams site will provide a great range of teaching facilities for our students, to complement the wide range of animal facilities we already have on campus. We are excited to see the progress that is being made with the Harper & Keele Veterinary School, which is generating considerable interest within the veterinary profession, and we look forward to seeing the new building take shape in the coming months.”

Work on the build began in July 2019 and forms part of a wider investment at Harper Adams of £10.2 million over the coming year.

The centre has been designed to be naturally lit and naturally ventilated, except for more specialist learning areas. It will also run off the University’s heating, electric and water network, which deliver energy and water at a much lower carbon footprint than the equivalent connections to the mains.

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VetCT app offered to students and new graduates

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 The VetCT app is being offered for free to students and new veterinary graduates for their first three months in practice. The app provides a service for vets to send case information to a global team of Diploma-holding specialists, who can provide advice and support via instant call-back, text chat, written report, or virtual appointment.

Time on the app is automatically logged as CPD with quarterly certificates being generated for users. Additional services include the ability to book bespoke CPD, significant event reviews, and live training sessions such as surgical procedures.

The app is downloadable for both iOS and Android systems. 

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HORIBA to host CPD webinar

HORIBA has announced that it will host an online CPD meeting focusing on 'Exotic Parasites - The Importance of Testing in The Imported Dog'. Ian Wright (BVMS, MSc, MRCVS), head of ESCCAP UK and Ireland, will present on the importance of testing protocols in diseases of imported dogs.

The meeting will provide attendees with an overview of emerging veterinary diseases with a particular focus on exotic parasites, and discuss the importance of accurate testing protocols and equipment, alongside a final Q&A session.

The webinar will take place on Thursday July 1, from 19.30pm to 21.00pm BST. For free registration and more information visit the Horiba website or register.gotowebinar.com