This Community brings together veterinary clinical specialists engaged in high quality clinical research, working in modern clinical and imaging facilities, with biomedical scientists who study fundamental physiological mechanisms and disease processes. These veterinary specialists support collaborations between clinician scientists and basic scientists in areas of existing research strength at Bristol, for example in the Bristol Heart Institute, Bristol Renal, and ALSPAC. These studies are designed to further our knowledge of clinical disease and their treatments, and to bridge the gap between fundamental research and the clinical arena. A One Health approach is used to ensure that this research also furthers our understanding of human disease. Research by the group is enhanced by close collaborations with all the Research Communities at the School.
Ethically approved research studies utilise clinical cases from Langford Vets or other veterinary practices, after fully-informed owner consent is obtained