Comparative and clinical research

This grouping focusses its research on naturally-occurring diseases within the clinical caseload, and is directed towards the prevention and treatment of animal and human diseases.

Research areas

Comparative and Clinical Research is comprised of the following research areas:


This grouping brings together veterinary clinical specialists engaged in high quality clinical research, working in new clinical and imaging facilities, with biomedical scientists who study fundamental physiological mechanisms and disease processes. Veterinary specialists, particularly in cardiology and neuroscience, support collaborations between clinician scientists and basic scientists in areas of existing research strength at Bristol, i.e. the Bristol One Health Initiative and Translational Research. 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. Research by the group is enhanced by close collaborations with Infection & Immunity and Animal Welfare & Behaviour research groups at the School.

Some of the group’s major achievements include:

Selected articles from our news archive:

New study to investigate headshaking in horses

Dr Tasker receives Petplan Charitable Trust Research Award

Ethically approved research studies utilise clinical cases from Langford Veterinary Services or other veterinary practices, after fully-informed owner consent is obtained

Research information for staff

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