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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School


A warm welcome from our Head of Department

Welcome to our department. I am Professor Mark Holmes and I took over as Head of Department in October 2023. The University of Cambridge stands as one of the world's oldest and most respected universities, our department is committed to fostering the brightest minds and providing an environment to nurture their intellectual growth.

Here, we offer you more than just studying veterinary medicine. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a community of passionate individuals dedicated to excellence across all fields. Our students seek not only to excel in veterinary medicine but also to broaden their educational horizons by learning from inspirational teachers, internationally recognised researchers, and the brilliant minds of previous generations.

Cambridge is a hub of talent, where innovation and expertise thrive in every sphere of human endeavour.  In this vibrant environment, your potential knows no bounds. I am confident that with our support and the resources you will have available, you will flourish and reach new heights in your academic and personal development.

Welcome to the Cambridge Vet School, and let's embark on this journey of growth and discovery together!

Professor Mark Holmes, Head of Department of Veterinary Medicine.