Department of Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health
The Department of Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health comprises academics who have interests in the health and well-being of populations of animals and in the impact that this can have on society as a whole. This includes considering herd health, where the welfare of all animals within a farm is managed.
Successful farm animal health management benefits the individual animals and the productivity of the farm as a business enterprise. An appreciation of the role of the veterinary profession in safeguarding the wider public from threats to health is also a paramount concern.
This is underpinned by the discipline of epidemiology – broadly, the study of disease and factors associated with disease occurrence in populations. Within the School, we contribute to teaching at all stages in the curriculum, with a special emphasis in the “Animals and Society” module.
We will also undertake research in relevant areas, often in collaboration with other scientists and professionals, including our veterinary partners. As a result, we will enable our students to experience and learn about this fascinating part of the world of veterinary medicine.