A new 'spiral' curriculum introduces you to the integrated structure and function of healthy animals, followed by the mechanisms of disease and their clinical management. Themes running throughout the course instil the importance of professional skills, animal health and welfare, and veterinary public health, which underpin all veterinary disciplines. For the first three years you will be based at the main university campus in Clifton, with at least one day a week spent at the clinical campus in Langford. Years four and five are taught at the Langford campus, with an extended, lecture-free, final clinical year. It is a requirement of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons that all UK veterinary students undertake 38 weeks of extra-mural studies on farms and in veterinary establishments. Bristol has a network of foster placements to help you find the experiences you need.