Veterinary Education Centre

For the first two years of the BVSc Veterinary Science degree will be taught in the Veterinary Education Centre, located on Penglais Campus.

The Veterinary Education Centre will be welcoming its first cohort of students from 2021. 

The Veterinary Education Centre will provide clinical skills and companion handling training rooms. Additional facilities in the Veterinary Education Center will include space for teaching anatomy and communal study space for students to discuss and prepare before class. 

In addition to Aberystwyth’s strong laboratory-based facilities on Penglais Campus including the development of the Veterinary Education Centre, specific facilities of relevance to the BVSc course include:

Lluest Equine Centre

The University has a purpose-built teaching facility situated on its Llanbadarn Campus. There are 20 stables available for DIY livery, 13 of which are top quality lodden boxes.

There are grazing paddocks within close proximity to the stables, all are well fenced and easily accessed.

Facilities include:

International-sized indoor arena (60x30m with a combi ride waxed surface)

Outdoor school (60x30m Combi-ride sand and fibre mix

Horsewalker and round pen

Loose boxes and demonstration boxes

Full set of show jumps and fillers.

Pwllperian

The Pwllpeiran Upland Research Platform is a centre for the study of upland farmed ecosystems. It is located in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains, West Wales, immediately adjacent to the Elenydd Special Area of Conservation. For further information, please visit:

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/research-and-enterprise/pwllpeiran/

University Farms

Aberystwyth University runs several major farms, however the most important in relation to teaching are Trawsgoed (dairy farm) and Gogerddan (sheep and beef farm).

At Trawsgoed, the University aims for 420 dairy cows with all year round calving and robotic milking systems to replace the current rotary parlour.

Trawsgoed is 30 minutes drive from Penglais campus and is also the location for a range of research facilities.

Gogerddan farm is 15 minutes drive from Penglais campus and is the location for lambing of the 800 sheep.