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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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Chioma Achi winner the prize for "Best Main Presentation"

Chioma Achi, a 2nd year PhD student was awarded the prize for "Best Main Presentation" at the Inaugural Africans in STEM Symposium for her talk on Genomic analysis of antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella species isolated from Nigeria. The Africans in STEM Symposium seeks to create an opportunity for Africans across all STEM fields in the UK to connect, share ideas and create possible collaborations. The event was held on the 28th of June 2018 at the University of Cambridge and welcomed a number of participants from across the UK.

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

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Dr Laurence Tiley was awarded a "Queens’ College Teacher of the Year” for his outstanding contributions as Director of Studies and as a Supervisor. He was nominated by students. The award was given during a College dinner to thank those who had acted as supervisors for the College this past academic year He is receiving the award from the President, Professor Lord Eatwell.

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Prof Julian Parkhill

The Department of Veterinary Medicine is delighted that Professor Julian Parkhill FRS FMedSci is joining the us as the second Marks and Spencer’s Professor following Professor Maskell taking up the Vice Chancellorship of the University of Melbourne. Professor Parkhill is recognised as an international authority on the genomics and evolution of bacteria of humans and animals, including antibiotic resistance. He will provide a major boost to the Department’s and the University’s research activities in the field.

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