School of Veterinary Medicine


Our research aims to advance knowledge in all aspects of veterinary medicine and education. Faculty members' research activities extend beyond school boundaries, with national and international collaborations in fields ranging from biosciences and psychology to business and the arts.

Veterinary Education

Our education team aim to help our faculty to deliver best practice teaching and learning, support independent learners and deliver online education. The team is linked to the university's higher education group through the MA modules in veterinary education, Graduate Certificate training and the development of a pedagogical research focus. Our research interests lie in developing veterinary professionalism, with a focus on easing the transition our students make from university to practice.

Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Whilst we do not have a hospital or clinic physically within the school, we have a great many clinical specialists and vets from practice to deliver our clinical education. Many have joint appointments within our clinical partner practices. This group has vets from small animal, production animal, equine, specialist areas such as oncology, theriogenology, neurology that extend beyond species boundaries.

Pathology and Infectious Diseases

The department of Pathology and Infectious Diseases (PID) brings together a multidisciplinary team of veterinary surgeons, microbiologist, pathologists and immunologists to understand host pathogen interactions in animals and humans. Our focus is on understanding pathogen behaviour in the host and environment, with a focus on new and emerging and zoonotic diseases including Rabies, Prions, Campylobacter, E. coli, Brachyspira, Bluetongue, Classical Swine Fever, PRRS, Schmallenberg, MRSA and TB.

Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health

Veterinary epidemiology and public health is concerned with the nature of threats to health in animal and human populations. This includes, for example, research to understand factors that increase the risk of disease and of mechanisms associated with disease transmission or investigation of the emergence of antimicrobial resistance.

Veterinary Preclinical Sciences

Research in the Department of Veterinary Preclinical Sciences focuses on physiology, neuroscience, ageing and chronic diseases of joints and the musculoskeletal system. Much of the work is interdisciplinary and crosses species barriers. Our external funding is continually growing, with income from the European Commission, research councils, industry and leading charitable foundations.