Veterinary Medicine & Science

Your subject page provides links to key subject resources available in the library and online, accessible both on and off campus, guides about using information for your studies and links to additional resources. 

Subject Resources

Reading Lists

The simplest and quickest way to find good quality academic reading relevant to your lectures and assignments is to search for the online reading list using your module code (beginning VMS...). This will link you directly to eBooks and articles in eJournals as well as trustworthy websites.  These lists can also be accessed via SurreyLearn.


Subject databases are online searchable collections providing access to a range of information including journal articles, newspapers and trade papers. Some databases will link to the full text of articles, others will only provide the reference.  

Key databases for Veterinary Medicine & Science are:

Animal Behavior Abstracts
ASFA: Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts
Biological Sciences (ProQuest platform)
CAB Abstracts
Genetics Abstracts
Human Nutrition Abstracts
Medline (EBSCO Interface)
Web of Science

Referencing for your subject

Literature Searching Guide


SurreySearch allows you to search for books, articles, AV materials, databases, items in our archives and special collections and the research outputs of our academics and PhD students.

Journals and eJournals (electronic journals)

Journals and eJournals are available in print or online and are published frequently, i.e. monthly, quarterly. Journals can be peer reviewed: read by other experts in the field prior to publication. Use SurreySearch to find journal titles or articles. Print journals are available on Level 2.

eBooks (electronic books)

eBooks allow you to access textbooks online either in subject areas or larger collections. These can be found on SurreySearch.


Newspapers are available online using the Nexis database. A digital edition of The Times (London) from 1785-1985 is also available online.

Useful web links

AHVLA (Animal Health & Veterinary Laboratories Agency

AVMA: American Veterinary Medical Association

BEVA: British Equine Veterinary Association

BSAVA: British Small Animal Veterinary Association

BVA: British Veterinary Association

BVNA: British Veterinary Nursing Association

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (U.K.)

FDA: United States Food & Drug Administration

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

UFAW: Universities Federation for Animal Welfare

Study Skills guides

Cottrell, S. (2013) The study skills handbook. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke  378.170281/COT
Cottrell, S. (2010) Skills for success: the personal development planning handbook. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke  650.1/COT

Academic support for your subject

Karen GravettLearning Development Librarian
Gill HigginLearning Development Librarian
Rachel SteadLearning Development Adviser
Ellie RobertsFaculty Engagement Librarian
SPLASHOnline resources
Additional Learning SupportSupport for Disabilities & Learning Differences
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