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News from 2021

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CEPEF4 equine anaesthesia mortality study gathers data

Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia service staff are leading the worldwide milestone CEPEF4 study, investigating equine mortality associated with general anaesthesia and standing sedation.

Collie home with barely a scratch after sticky situation

A twig was removed from a dog’s eye socket by a Hospital team, after the animal had an unusual accident while playing outdoors.

Courses to connect students with campus wildlife

Training will be available on the Easter Bush campus to build skills in nature awareness, wildlife tracking and conservation.

Student award aids efforts to safeguard hedgehogs

Student Experience Grant enables further measures to encourage and protect wildlife at Easter Bush site.

Looking back at an exceptional year of veterinary care

Throughout the pandemic, veterinary staff have worked tirelessly to ensure the wellbeing of the creatures that share our lives. In this article, we look back at a year of exceptional veterinary care at the Dick Vet.

Hospital named best host venue in blood bank awards

Team’s effort to support dog blood donation scheme throughout lockdown recognised with national prize.

Dick Vet staff contribute to RCVS Knowledge evidence-based veterinary medicine course

RCVS Knowledge has updated and expanded its highly regarded EBVM Learning course to provide a free, practical grounding in applying evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM), available on the charity’s new e-learning platform.

£74m investment for AgriTech Hub on campus

Backing from governments aims to advance agricultural technology and food security.

Dick Vet Rises to Third in latest QS World Rankings by subject

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies has risen in the latest QS World University Rankings by subject to third in the world, a rise of three places from last year's ranking. 

Smart vaccine scheme curbs rabies quickly

A rabies vaccination programme supported by a smartphone app significantly improved uptake in affected cities.

Heather Bacon is appointed OBE in New Year Honours list

The Veterinary Welfare Education and Outreach Manager is made OBE in the New Year Honours list

Schools project honoured with animal research award

A teaching toolkit has been recognised for supporting children to learn about science through research involving animals.

Venison carries low risk of food poisoning, study finds

Report into safety of meat from Scottish deer reveals low prevalence of harmful bacteria.