Princess Royal opens Midlothian veterinary school

HRH Princess Royal meets students at the opening of the new Dick Vet School - 27 09 11 - photo Douglas Robertson

HRH Princess Royal meets students at the opening of the new Dick Vet School - 27 09 11 - photo Douglas Robertson

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One of the world’s leading veterinary schools officially opened a new £42 million teaching facility in Midlothian last week.

Performing one of her first duties as Chancellor of Edinburgh University, the Princess Royal unveiled the plaque at the new Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at Easter Bush.

The school is part of a £100m development on the Easter Bush campus, which already includes the university’s small and large animal hospitals. Incorporated within the recently completed building is the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education.

More than 1000 staff and students can be accommodated in the new building, which replaces the Dick Vet’s Summerhall facility near The Meadows. Students will benefit from lecture theatres fitted with multi-media technology, a library, seminar rooms, teaching laboratories and a restaurant.

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