The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

2017 news

News items from 2017

Major donation marks a lifetime of loyalty

Research at the University has received almost £1.2 million from the estate of a former staff member on what would have been his 100th birthday.

Scientists step up wildlife crime fight

Wildlife crime is the focus of a new partnership between the University and the Scottish Government. It aims to boost the use of forensic science in tackling the problem.

Dog DNA influences face shape

A study of dog DNA has revealed a genetic mutation linked to flat face shapes such as those seen in pugs and bulldogs.

Oyster gene tool set to boost yields

Oyster farmers are set to benefit from a new genetic tool that will help to prevent disease outbreaks and improve yields.

Easter Bush Campus runs first Business Insights course

The Easter Bush Campus welcomed eleven school pupils from Midlothian secondary schools for a week long work experience programme, focusing on the business side of the Campus.

Researchers identify childhood blindness gene

A genetic mutation that contributes to sight loss in children has been identified by scientists.

Animal Welfare Masters programmes wins innovation accolade

Two leading courses in animal welfare education have been commended for their innovative approach.

Web course takes care of online identity

Internet users can develop the skills to better manage their online identity in a course devised by experts at Edinburgh.

Attitudes to learning may influence mental health

Students’ mental health may be tied to their approach to learning, research suggests.

Immune discovery points to stroke therapy

A study led by Barry McColl at The Roslin Institute, shows that having a stroke damages immune cells as well as affecting the brain.

Funding backs next phase of Roslin research

Research to improve the health, welfare and sustainability of livestock farming has received a multi-million funding award from the UK Government.

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£10m deal to boost impact of animal science innovations

Innovations that improve the health of farmed animals and raise agricultural productivity will be brought to market with the support of a £10 million investment.

Easter Bush Campus wins at Sustainability Awards.

Representatives from the Easter Bush Campus team attended the Sustainability Awards on Tuesday 28th to receive their Gold awards for Office and Lab projects in 2016.

Agriculture workshop examines drone use to boost harvests

Experts are meeting in Africa to explore how drones and other remote sensing tools may be able to help farmers make better use of their land.

Advanced critical care scholarships offered to veterinary nurses

Veterinary nurses are to receive advanced training in emergency and critical care.

Professor Liz Baggs joins the Global Academy

Professor Liz Baggs has joined the School as part of the Global Academy for Agriculture and Food Security.

Director appointed to lead The Roslin Institute

Professor Eleanor Riley has been appointed to head the prestigious Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh, which receives strategic investment from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

Danish veterinary students visit Edinburgh

A group of twelve veterinary students from The University of Copenhagen has spent a week visiting colleagues at the Dick Vet in Edinburgh.

Toasting the Bard

The sixth Annual Dick Vet Burns Supper, held on Tuesday 24th January, was another huge success.

VetPALS – ‘Making a Better You!’

VetPALS is a peer assisted learning scheme where later years students run sessions for younger students.

Easter Bush Campus Retains Gold Sustainability Award

The Easter Bush Campus is delighted to have received a Gold Office Award from the University’s Department of Social Responsibility and Sustainability.

Pig advance could boost prized sperm stocks

Gene-editing techniques could help to improve stocks of farmed pigs by boosting supplies of sperm from prized sires.

Vet student makes mark in teaching

A Dick Vet student with exceptional teaching potential has been honoured by a leading higher education body.

Vet School Donates for the Homeless

Our Students gather backpacks full of supplies for the underprivileged and their animals

Professor Susan Rhind receives OBE in New Year’s honours

Deputy Head of School, Professor Susan Rhind, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s honours list for services to veterinary education.