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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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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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Shockwave therapy for orthopaedic patients

This is the lovely Leo, who has been having shockwave therapy. We are researching the effects of focused shockwave therapy in the treatment of orthopaedic patients in collaboration with Storz Medical (Switzerland) and Dr Kirsten Hausler at TierPhysiotherapie (Germany). This research is being co-ordinated by the Surgical Discovery Centre, based within the Department of Veterinary Medicine. Click more to see a demonstration on the therapy performed on Murphy

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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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