Students join new University of Surrey veterinary school

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image captionThe university's new £45m School of Veterinary Medicine is one of eight in the UK

The first batch of students have begun training at the UK's newest school for vets.

Some 48 students, from across the country and Europe, embarked on the five-year degree in veterinary medicine and science at the University of Surrey earlier this week.

Their base, the £45m School of Veterinary Medicine - one of eight in the UK - is still under construction.

Work began earlier this year and is due to be completed in summer 2015.

Once finished, a university spokeswoman said it would be made up of three state-of-the art new buildings, a pathology facility, an anatomy laboratory, and a clinical skills centre for large and small animals.

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