The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

2015 News

News items from 2015.

Chicken study may benefit birds at risk

Rare bird breeds that are at risk could be saved from extinction thanks to new research.

Kelpies arrive at Vet School

Mini versions of the world’s largest equine sculptures have arrived at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

Professor Paddy Dixon wins award

Professor Paddy Dixon is the recipient of the the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) Merit Award.

Head of School Appointment Extended

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is delighted to announce that Professor David Argyle will remain as Head of School for a further five years.

Obesity risk for nation’s top dog breed

Britain’s most popular dogs can suffer from weight gain in middle age just like people, a canine health survey suggests.

Pregnancy stress impacts future generations

Children whose grandmothers were stressed during pregnancy have an increased chance of mental health problems, a study suggests.

Horse illness shares signs of human disease

Horses with a rare nerve condition have similar signs of disease as people with conditions such as Alzheimer’s, a study has found.

Wildcats face new disease threat

The endangered Scottish wildcat could be further threatened by a deadly virus that is known to cause the cat version of Aids, research has found.

Chinese Deans Visit Edinburgh

Animal welfare experts have welcomed representatives from the Chinese veterinary profession for a three day workshop at the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

Brain infection starts in gut, study finds

Diagnosis of deadly brain conditions could be helped by new research at the Roslin Institute, that shows how infectious proteins that cause the disease spread.

Principal's Medal award

A member of staff from the Vet School is one of the winners of the 2015 Principal's Medals.

Head of School wins prestigious veterinary award

Professor David Argyle has been honoured with a major veterinary award.

Hong Kong health partnership agreed

The University has concluded an agreement with the Hong Kong Government.

Vitamin D linked to cat survival

Cats may hold vital clues about the health benefits of vitamin D, a study suggests.

Teaching Awards

Teaching excellence at Edinburgh has been acknowledged with a set of awards devised and operated by the University’s students’ association.

School Visits Hong Kong Jockey Club

Thoroughbred racehorse health, welfare education and research opportunities were discussed during a visit with the Hong Kong Jockey Club Veterinary Clinical Services team.

MOU signed in Hong Kong

An Animal Health and Welfare Collaboration agreement was signed between Hong Kong Government and the University of Edinburgh after a successful two day conference.

Online open day for distance learners

More than 30 online information sessions are taking place to help answer questions from students interested in studying distance learning programmes at the University of Edinburgh.

Indian partnerships centre stage

More than 40 Edinburgh academics recently took part in events across India to encourage new research and teaching links.