About RVC Research Online

RVC Research Online compiles the research outputs of academic researchers and clinical staff from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. The aim of this repository is to:
  • Provide a long-term home for research outputs from the College;
  • Provide open access to full-text research wherever possible; and
  • Support the searching and browsing of RVC research, toward the goal of increasing the impact and reach of scholarly research.
RVC research is carried out across three departments:
  • Comparative Biomedical Sciences is responsible for integrated teaching and research in basic science disciplines including anatomy, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, pharmacology, genetics and physiology. Research interests include biomechanics, musculoskeletal biology, cardiovascular biology, reproduction, development and pharmacology.
  • Clinical Sciences and Services houses the RVC's small and large animal hospitals. In addition to providing acute care, veterinarians, specialist nurses, and other clinical staff produce research in such areas as anaesthesia and analgesia, cardiology, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, and physiotherapy and rehab.
  • Pathobiology and Population Sciences combines the previously separate Pathology and Pathogen Biology (PPB) and Production and Population Health (PPH) departments. Research within PPS encompasses production animal (also known as farm animal, food animal or livestock) medicine, animal welfare, epidemiology, economics and veterinary public health, clinical and anatomic pathology, virology, bacteriology, immunology and parasitology. A multidisciplinary approach to these subjects encourages study of the effects of disease on welfare and the impact of disease on human-animal interactions and human health.
    The research compiled here demonstrates the breadth and depth of the Royal Veterinary College's research, which extends from the molecular level to the whole animal or population of animals.


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