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2018 News

News from 2018

Vet students help homeless people and pets

Students from the Dick Vet have distributed bags packed with Christmas treats and useful items to people and their dogs living on Edinburgh's streets.

Active immune system worsening liver disease in dogs

A new study has found that the high concentration of ammonia in dogs with liver disease causes increased levels of inflammation.

First Minister opens innovation hub

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has formally opened the Roslin Innovation Centre at the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

Vaccine shows promise against widespread chicken disease

A new vaccine strategy could offer protection to millions of chickens threatened by a serious respiratory disease.

Comment on BSE case in Aberdeenshire

Following recent reports of a case of BSE at a farm in Aberdeeenshire, Professor Neil Mabbott provides information about the disease.

New Rector Welcomed

Staff from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies were pleased to take part, as Ann Henderson was inducted as the University of Edinburgh’s 53rd Rector.

School Hosts 2nd Annual Student Welfare Conference

Students and leading ethics experts are back for the second year to co-host an event highlighting difficult moral challenges facing vets.

Blood test could aid cattle health and productivity

​​​​​​​A simple blood test could be used in the future to predict the health and productivity of dairy cows, research shows.

Undergraduate Open Days – Book now!

Saturday 22nd September & 6th October

Prestigious National Teaching Fellowship for Dr Catriona Bell

Dr Catriona Bell has been recognised for making an outstanding contribution to teaching in higher education.

Edinburgh to host World One Health Congress

Edinburgh secures prestigious "World One Health Congress" in 2020, following a competitive bid process.

New blood test for liver disease in dogs

Dogs set to benefit from simple blood test to spot liver disease.

Celebrating Teaching

The R(D)SVS held it’s first 'Celebrating Teaching' event in June 2018, to both celebrate and publicly thank colleagues and students for their commitment to teaching and learning through achieving accredited fellowships of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) (now called Advance HE) and/or being awarded Teaching Awards.

Red-legged seriema recovers after treatment at the Dick Vet

A red-legged seriema, whose life was threatened after swallowing a metal screw, is back on her feet thanks to cutting-edge hospital equipment and quick-thinking vets.

New childcare facilities for Easter Bush Campus

The University of Edinburgh continues to prioritise an outstanding working environment for staff on the Easter Bush Campus, with the creation of new childcare facilities.

REPAIR centre offers cutting edge services

The Royal (Dick) Edinburgh Physiotherapy Assessment & Intensive Rehabilitation (REPAIR) Centre offers cutting edge services, including hydrotherapy and sensory testing alongside traditional physiotherapy treatments.

Student winner of 2018 RABDF Farm Health Management Awards.

Final Year student Penny Stewart has been named as winner of the 2018 RABDF Farm Health Management Awards, Veterinary Student Winner.

Workshop shows commitment to make Goa rabies free

First Stepwise Approach to Rabies Elimination Workshop in India shows commitment of the Government of Goa towards rabies freedom.

Royal launch for Charnock Bradley building, expanded Equine Hospital and latest sculpture by Kelpies creator Andy Scott

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will today visit the Easter Bush Campus to open new facilities and unveil a sculpture by creator of The Kelpies, Andy Scott.

Edinburgh vet scoops prestigious award

A canine specialist has received a top national honour in recognition of his outstanding contributions to veterinary surgery.

Event marks women in science award success

Prominent scientists are gathering to celebrate the University’s Roslin Institute gaining a prestigious award for supporting women’s career development.

School signs MoU with Hokkaido University

We were pleased to recently welcome Professor Yasuhiro Kon, Dean of the Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, and Professor Toshio Tsubota to the School, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding.

Street dogs to benefit from app that keeps canine health on track

Improved care for street dogs is the goal of a new smartphone app, called 'Dog Welfare Assessment' devised by an international team of animal welfare experts from the School's Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education.

Education essential in fight against rabies

Rabies education in schools could play a more prominent role in the fight against the disease, a study by the University's Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies suggests.

Adverse Weather - Friday 2nd March Vet School Closed

With continuing adverse weather affecting the Campus and forecast to continue it has been decided that we will not attempt to run any student classes tomorrow and the clinical hospitals will remain on an emergency only regime.

New Principal starts tenure by teaching

Professor Peter Mathieson will begin his tenure as the next Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, by teaching students.

Event celebrates UK innovations in agriculture

Bill Gates and Government Minister Penny Mordaunt visited the University’s Easter Bush campus to showcase how communities worldwide are being helped by innovative agricultural research.

Hayley Walters receives MBE in New Year’s honours

Hayley Walters, The Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education's Welfare & Anaesthesia Nurse, was made an MBE in the New Year’s Honours.