The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
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2013 Archive

News items from 2013.

The Dick Vet signs MoU with Hong Kong University

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is delighted to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Edinburgh’s Vet School and the University of Hong Kong’s Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine.

Centre opens to improve avian health

A national centre for poultry health and welfare has been officially opened this week by the Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts.

New Head for Dermatology Service

Dr Tim Nuttall rejoined the Dick Vet as Head of Dermatology on the 12th August, marking a welcome return to Edinburgh, where Tim did his residency and PhD.

East coast eagles make comeback

Good news has come from the RSPB Scotland on the white-tailed eagle reintroduction project, which has successfully led to a chick being born and fledged in Fife. The Dick Vet have been the veterinary partners since the reintroduction project began in 2007, working to provide veterinary assistance to the programme.

Feline clinic receives gold recognition

The Dick Vet has always been at the forefront of feline friendly facilities and now our cat care clinicians within the Feline Clinic have been recognised again, with International Cat Care (formerly the Feline Advisory Bureau) recognising the Hospital for Small Animals as a GOLD standard Cat Friendly Clinic.

Abstract art exhibition to benefit hospital

Renowned artist Samuel Robin Spark is exhibiting his abstract paintings, and will donate a third of the selling price of his works to the Dick Vet’s Hospital for Small Animals.

Easter Bush Wins Sustainability Award

The Easter Bush Campus is celebrating being granted a Bronze Award and the Roslin Institute a Silver Award, in the recent Edinburgh Sustainability Awards 2013.

Rabbit Research Requires Muesli Rethink

Two years of research at the Dick Vet have linked muesli-style foods to life-threatening dental and digestive problems in rabbits.

Edinburgh Feline Study Day 2013

The Dick Vet and International Cat Care (formerly the Feline Advisory Bureau) are teaming up once again on Friday 24th May to present the 2013 Study Day!

Dick Vet awarded Athena SWAN bronze status

The Dick Vet was delighted to learn in April 2013 that it had been awarded Athena SWAN Bronze status, making us the first veterinary school to be recognised in this way.

Torrie Horse arrives at Vet School

The School is lucky enough to have received a bronze copy of The Torrie Horse from the University of Edinburgh’s collection, which has been mounted for display on the first floor of the School. The horse will be familiar to many as the figure used for the Breeders Cup Trophy.

Link to strengthen China animal care

The role that vets in China can play in safeguarding animal welfare will be strengthened, thanks to a new agreement.

Dick Vet Developing Links with Brazil

The Dick Vet was pleased to welcome Dr. Renata Camozzi, a resident in Feline Medicine from the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil, for a four week Internship in March this year.

Equine model aids veterinary teaching

Vet students will be better prepared to tackle a common condition in horses by practising on the first life-size equine model of its kind in the UK.

Internal Medicine Clinical Club Launches

The Internal Medicine Service at the Hospital for Small Animals continues to reach out to its referring practitioners with the launch of a new monthly Clinical Club CPD at Easter Bush.

Secretary of State for Scotland visits The Roslin Institute and the Dick Vet

Research aimed at focused on the health and welfare of animals, the livestock industry and food security were topics under discussion when the Secretary State for Scotland visited The Roslin Institute.

Dick Vet Shortlisted for EUSA award

The shortlist for the 2013 Edinburgh University Students Association Teaching Awards has been announced and the Dick Vet is delighted to have been shortlisted in the Best School category.

Easter Bush Campus hosts Princess Royal’s visit

A Royal seal of approval has been given to the University of Edinburgh’s newly refurbished Farm Animal Practice.

'Junior Vets' put through their paces in new TV series

A new series on CBBC filmed at the University’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies gives an insight into what it takes to become a vet.

A Bear with a Sore Head

On the 20th December 2012, with Christmas fast approaching, Hayley Walters, who works for the The Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education, part of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, visited a very special patient at Camperdown Wildlife Centre in Dundee.