News in 2019

  • Educational video could improve the welfare of millions of broilers 23 December 2019 The welfare of millions of broiler chickens could be improved thanks to an educational video to help farmers identify and encourage positive welfare in broilers. The video has been created following collaborative work by The Co-op, their chicken supplier, Two Sisters Food Group, and research partners the University of Bristol and FAI Farms.
  • Season's greetings and a successful start for students of new Accelerated Graduate Entry programme 13 December 2019 Wrapping up for the festive period marks the end of a successful first semester for Bristol Vet School, which is sending its first cohort of students of the Accelerated Graduate Entry Programme (AGEP) on their way for the Christmas break, having happily completed their first semester.
  • Probiotics and prebiotics work differently in girls and boys according to piglet study 9 December 2019 Baby boy's and girl's immune systems respond differently to prebiotics and probiotics, according to new research. The paper published in Frontiers in Immunology today [9 December] suggests that differences in male and female immunity begin much earlier than previously thought.
  • Wales to lead the way in responsible antibiotics use in veterinary surgeries 18 November 2019 Wales will soon be leading the way in promoting best practice prescribing of antimicrobials, thanks to a nationwide project launched today [Monday 18 November] on European Antibiotic Awareness Day and the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week [18–24 November].
  • New PhD opportunities 12 November 2019
  • Free vaccines for dog and cat owners in Lawrence Weston 5 November 2019 A free vaccination programme for dogs and cats has been organised by a student-led organisation from the Bristol Veterinary School. The Bristol Paws Project, which aims to help owners and pets that may not otherwise be able to afford veterinary treatments, organised a free vaccination drive last month, and the second set of vaccines will be administered tomorrow [Wednesday 6 November].
  • Vet School awarded prestigious American Veterinary Medical Association accreditation 22 October 2019 The University of Bristol Veterinary School has been awarded full accreditation of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Bristol's Veterinary School is now one of only seven veterinary schools with AVMA accreditation in Europe.
  • Bristol scientists awarded £1.25 million to study antimicrobial use and resistance in Argentinian farms 7 October 2019 What drives the risks of antimicrobial resistance in Argentinian livestock farms? How can these risks be minimised through effective regulation? These are just some of the questions that an interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Bristol, led by the Bristol Veterinary School, will answer, thanks to a £1.25 million grant from the Global AMR Innovation Fund, managed by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and UK Aid, administered by BBSRC.
  • New Global Animal Welfare Assurance launched to improve lives of farmed animals 4 October 2019 A new Global Animal Welfare Assurance initiative to improve the lives of farmed animals launches today [4 Oct] on World Animal Day. Led by the University of Bristol, it aims to share knowledge and best practice with farmers and food businesses to increase the proportion of animals farmed to high-welfare standards.
  • Bristol Vet Nursing students first to reach finals of prestigious Vet competition 2 October 2019 The first Veterinary Nursing students to reach the finals of the prestigious ViVet Student Innovation Competition have scooped an impressive second prize for their innovative canine pregnancy app at the finals which took place yesterday [1 October] at the Vivet Symposium in Manchester.
  • New PhD Studentship opportunity 1 October 2019 The work of complementary and alternative therapies on British dairy farms
  • Veterinary surgeons awarded ‘impact award’ for changing antimicrobial use in veterinary practice 20 September 2019 Veterinary researchers from the universities of Bristol and Surrey have been awarded a prestigious award by the Veterinary Record, the official journal of the British Veterinary Association (BVA), for their contribution to changing antimicrobial use in veterinary practice.
  • VetQuest 2019: Booking Now Open 1 September 2019 Aspiring vets and vet nurses will have the opportunity to explore and experience life as a student and find out what it’s like to work in the veterinary industry at the Bristol Veterinary School on Saturday 2nd November 2019.
  • New insight into bacterial infections found in the noses of healthy cattle 19 August 2019 New research led by academics at the University of Bristol Veterinary and Medical Schools used the 'One Health' approach to study three bacterial species in the noses of young cattle and found the carriage of the bacteria was surprisingly different. The findings which combined ideas and methods from both animal and human health research could help prevent and control respiratory diseases.
  • Vet School student wins international scholarship 14 August 2019 A third-year veterinary science student from the University of Bristol is one of ten students from around the world to have been awarded a prestigious Boehringer Ingelheim Scholarship.
  • Increasing value of ivory poses major threat to elephant populations 29 July 2019 The global price of ivory increased tenfold since its 1989 trade ban by the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), new research has found. The University of Bristol Veterinary School study, published in Biological Conservation [25 July], is the first to analyse trends in global ivory market values since the ban came into effect.
  • Vet nurse teacher named as ‘inspiring leader’ by Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons 12 July 2019 A teaching fellow at the University of Bristol Vet School has been named as one of 12 inspiring veterinary leaders by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) – the UK’s regulatory body for veterinary surgeons.
  • Congratulations to Dr Sheena Warman 11 July 2019 We are delighted to announce that Dr Sheena Warman has been promoted to Professor with effect from 1 August 2019.
  • Vet School scores 99% for overall student satisfaction 4 July 2019 In the latest National Student Survey (NSS) Bristol Vet School BVSc programme scored 99% for overall student satisfaction
  • Farmer-led research tackling antimicrobial resistance wins Antibiotic Guardian Awards 4 July 2019 A project to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on English dairy farms has won a prestigious award at this year’s Antibiotic Guardian Awards held in Birmingham last week [Thursday 27 June]. The Bristol Veterinary School PhD project, Farmer Action Groups, was a winner in the Research category.
  • Dr Chris Sherwin (1962-2017) honoured posthumously by RSPCA 2 July 2019 Dr Chris Sherwin, who passed away in 2017, has been honoured with a posthumous Special Recognition Award at the 2019 RSPCA Honours and Awards.
  • MSc by research Studentship 1 July 2019 Evaluation of the impact of prebiotic supplementation on the gastrointestinal microbiome and metabolome of Thoroughbred yearlings during nutritional stress
  • Managing the risk of aggressive dog behaviour 17 June 2019 Aggressive behaviour in pet dogs is a serious problem for dog owners across the world, with bite injuries representing a serious risk to both people and other dogs. New research by the University of Bristol has explored the factors that influence how owners manage aggressive behaviour in their dogs. The study found that clinical animal behaviourists should focus on helping dog owners to feel confident in the effectiveness of the behaviour modification techniques that they recommend and, in their ability, to actually use them successfully.
  • New PhD studentship opportunity 6 June 2019 Rapid response to anomaly detection: a national framework for dealing with canine disease outbreaks
  • Bad teeth revealed as biggest problem for pet greyhounds 3 June 2019 Dental disease is the most common health issue facing pet greyhounds, according to the largest ever study of greyhounds treated in first opinion veterinary clinics. The research, led by the Royal Veterinary College's (RVC) VetCompassTM programme in collaboration with the University of Bristol Vet School, reveals that 39 per cent of greyhounds suffer from dental problems, which is a far higher percentage than for any other dog breed.
  • Bristol Vet School expanding its research capability 21 May 2019 Bristol Veterinary School (BVS) is going through a period of exciting change, driven by the implementation of a new Research Strategy and the development of unique, state-of-the-art research facilities.
  • Study using activity monitors to track cats' activity levels 20 May 2019 Does your cat live indoors? Researchers from the University of Bristol Vet School want to hear from indoor cat owners for a new study looking at cats' mobility levels using cat activity monitors.
  • Veterinary Science at Bristol ranked 3rd in Complete University Guide 2020 2 May 2019 The Complete University Guide is a widely-respected and cited online ranking of over 131 UK universities in one main table, plus 70 individual subject tables to help students compare courses at different universities.
  • Improving veterinary prospects with a global approach to professional development 29 April 2019 Hundreds of trainees and practicing vets are benefiting from initiatives undertaken by Bristol Vet School’s clinical skills team, including workshops delivered around the world, innovative approaches to developing animal models and open access knowledge systems.
  • MSc by research Studentship opportunity 15 April 2019 Evaluation of the impact of prebiotic supplementation on the gastrointestinal microbiome and metabolome of Thoroughbred yearlings during nutritional stress
  • Girls rush to be vets while boys favour the rat race 1 April 2019 Monisha Kowshik, a third-year student at Bristol Veterinary School was 10 or 11 when she decided to become a vet.
  • New PhD studentship opportunities 12 March 2019 Interdisciplinary PhDs in AMR sponsored by the UK's Medical Research Foundation.
  • Subjects at University of Bristol are world class 5 March 2019 New data from the QS World University Rankings by Subject, which highlights the world’s top universities in a range of popular subject areas, confirms that 27 subjects taught by the University of Bristol are highly rated within the world's top 100.
  • University offers free February bus rides 28 January 2019 Commuters and Langford residents are invited to try out a new Bristol bus service for free, as the University of Bristol offers a free trial on the Unibus U2 service, from Monday 18 February to Friday 22 February.
  • Study to look at a dog's emotional attachment to toys 21 January 2019 Does your dog have an attachment to toys? If so, researchers from the University of Bristol Vet School and School of Psychological Science want to hear from dog owners for a new study on pets' attachment to toys.
  • Medical detection dogs help diabetes patients regulate insulin levels 15 January 2019 New research by the University of Bristol in collaboration with Medical Detection Dogs has found that the best trained alert dogs have the potential to vastly improve the quality of life of people living with Type 1 diabetes.
  • New PhD studentships available 8 January 2019 Applications are invited for PhD Studentships
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