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Our students are passionate about excellence in veterinary medicine but they are also looking for a broader education and the opportunity to learn from inspirational teachers, internationally recognised researchers, and the finest minds of previous generations.

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The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital

The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital is a teaching and a referral hospital whose aims are to provide a comprehensive and demonstrably excellent clinical service across a range of species and disciplines for clients, undergraduate and postgraduate students and the veterinary profession in general.

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Looking to dogs for the answers.

Dogs are 10 times more likely than people to develop osteosarcoma, so focusing on dogs with naturally occurring forms of the cancer could yield vital insight into our understanding of the disease and how it spreads in humans.

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The Cambridge BOAS Research Group have produced a video on the assessment given to dogs to determine breathing difficulties

Functional grading based on a 3-minute trotting exercise tolerance test and whole-body barometric plethysmography (WBBP) - a non-invasive respiratory function test that can provide objective information on the dog's airflow. Grade 0 and I are considered clinically unaffected; Grade II and III are considered clinically BOAS-affected and they require management and/or treatment.

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European consortium awarded Euro 6 million to compare methods of tracking stem cells in arthritic joints – the STARSTEM project

Dr Frances Henson is heading the UK team. Regenerative medicine and stem cell therapies provide unique opportunities for treating a wide range of human and animal diseases.

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End of an era as we bid farewell to Prof Mike Herrtage as as he retired from his University career.

Mike has made the most remarkable contribution to the Cambridge Vet School over more than 4 decades, as well as to the veterinary profession as a whole. His contribution to both was celebrated on Friday through a series of talks and a college dinner in his honour. Many former colleagues and students travelled to celebrate with us and the number of attendees was testament to Mike's immensely personable nature. Mike will be sorely missed by everyone here, not least his younger clinical colleagues, a group that he has nurtured for many years, as is evident by all the well wishes we have received over the last month. We wish him all the best in retirement


The advancement of knowledge through research is the core ethos of the Department of Veterinary Medicine

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We are carrying out an important research project into the development of the nostrils in brachycephalic (short-faced) dog breeds. The breeds that we are looking at in this study are French Bulldogs, English Bulldogs and Pugs.
If you are a new owner of one of these breeds and would like to help us by taking part in this study, please take a look at the following page by clicking on the title link.

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Nov 19, 2018

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