School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
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Our research

We're dedicated to improving the well-being of animals and people through world-leading innovative research

Our strategic mission is to enhance society by carrying out research that tackles key issues in fundamental science, animal health and global sustainability. Our researchers are carrying out innovative, world-leading research and technology transfer across basic, applied and chemical sciences.

Together, they’re helping fight some of the most devastating diseases of our time, from cancer to neurodegeneration. They’re tackling the global threat of infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance. They’re improving the health of the UK’s cattle, sheep and farming industry and they’re breaking new ground in cross-species virology.

Our research aims

We conduct leading-edge research that improves animal and public health, enhances clinical practice, boosts economic efficiency, drives safety in animal production and delivers research-led veterinary education.

We also apply and transfer our knowledge, concepts and technology to make powerful improvements. We do this by making sure our research is relevant to our stakeholders; from vets, students and the scientific community to animal industries, governmental and non-governmental bodies and the general public.

Our research groups

We have four key research groups, or strategic research areas. Each provides a focus for research excellence in a specific field, drawing together researchers from across our school and forging collaborations with partners all over the world. 

Diagnostics and Therapeutics lab

Diagnostics and Therapeutics

Influenza cells under a microscope

One ~ Virology

Translational Infection Biology lab work

Translational Infection Biology

Cattle at the Centre for Dairy Science Innovation

Ruminant Population Health


Underpinning these areas, we have interdisciplinary and cross-school research centres, co-led by school academic staff. These include the Advanced Data Analysis Centre, the Centre for Applied Bioethics, the Centre for Dairy Science Innovation and the Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine.


We're ranked 2nd in the UK for research power. 80% of our research regarded to be ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’ (3* or 4*)

Research Excellence Framework 2014


School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 6116
fax: +44 (0)115 951 6415