WHEN it comes to education Glasgow has lots to offer, from grand West End universities to top-rated city centre colleges.

But if your dream of spending time healing adorable animals sounds like your cup of tea, there truly is no better city to learn your craft.

Here are seven reasons why you should attend the University of Glasgow veterinary school:

1.You'll be part of the city's rich history.

The school is part of the iconic university's Garscube campus, having been formed in 1862.

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2.It's a hands-on course.

Right outside your classroom is a 190-hectare commercial farm and research centre at Cochno, just 15 minutes away.

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3.It's highly accredited.

The school is one of only a handful of courses throughout Europe to be accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association which will certainly help to put you above the rest come job hunting time.

4.It wants to beat gender inequality in higher education.

In 2015, the school was awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze departmental award for its commitment to tackling the issue.

5.There are scholarship opportunities.

The school works with INSPIRE, a "UK-wide initiative designed to engage veterinary undergraduates with research", so the best undergrad projects will be able to apply for a bursary towards their own vacation scholarships and projects.

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6.There are opportunities to specialise.

Deciding which road to go down when you leave school is tough but whether you fancy the hands-on role of medicine and surgery or more behind the scenes biosciences work, both are available at the school.

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7.You could be part of industry-changing research.

In 2014, the school was ranked top of UK veterinary schools "with an outstanding contribution to societal impact globally" so your work could be part of all that.