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- VETAID success in responding to Kenyan Disaster Emergency
- 20 December 2011
Vetaid (Kenya) has mounted an emergency response part funded by over £12,000 raised through a Royal Veterinary College (RVC) appeal
- HRH Princess Anne opens new building at Hawkshead
- 2 December 2011
Her Royal Highness Princess Anne opened The Royal Veterinary College's new Teaching and Research Centre (TaRC) on December 2nd, 2011
- RVC Awarded Most Improved Student Experience
- 30 November 2011
The RVC has been announced the UK Higher Education Institution with the Most Improved Student Experience at the 2011 THE Awards.
- Dogs chasing their tails on YouTube could be a sign of welfare issues and pathological conditions
- 10 November 2011
Analysis of 400 videos on YouTube provides basis for first non-clinical study into tail-chasing behaviour.
- A step towards new vaccines for most important chicken parasite
- 13 October 2011
Researchers have taken the first step in developing a new type of vaccine to protect chickens against coccidiosis.
- Tyrannosaurus rex grew twice as fast as previously thought
- 13 October 2011
Rapid “teenage” growth came at a cost of slower locomotion later in life.
- Is the True Wisdom of the Crowd to Copy Successful Individuals?
- 14 September 2011
Results of "swarm intelligence" experiment at RVC Open Day published in Biology Letters.
- RVC research receives major cash boost to ensure health and welfare of dairy cows
- 27 June 2011
The RVC will play a significant part in delivering research that will be of major benefit to British Dairy Farmers as part of an ambitious £5 million scheme.
- Birds of a feather shouldn't always flock together
- 23 June 2011
RVC research reveals flying in a flock comes at a cost for pigeons.
- RVC proudly opens unrivalled animal hospital in the heart of London
- 18 May 2011
Official opening of the newly refurbished Beaumont Sainsbury Animal Hospital in Camden.
- RVC Students Get Their Teeth into Veterinary Business
- 7 April 2011
BSAH and LBIC are collaborating to provide a new type of extramural study (EMS).
- RVC opens specialist teaching centre in Dorset - 28 March 2011
New collaboration with Kingston Maurward College to train students in farm animal medicine.
- LBIC client welcomes Minister for Universities and Science - 3 March 2011
PolyTherics new premises opened by Rt Hon David Willetts.
- RVC announces appointment of new Principal - 12 November 2010
The RVC is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Stuart Reid as its new Principal and the successor to Professor Quintin McKellar.
- Landmark Donation to Transform Camden's Animal Hospital - 25 October 2010
£1m donation from the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust to fund extensive refurbishment of the Beaumont Animals' Hospital.
- New Vet Nursing degree in Hong Kong - 22 October 2010
The RVC has launched the first veterinary nursing degree programme in Asia in collaboration with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
- If the Shoe Fits: New Affiliation Announced - 2 September 2010
The RVC is pleased to announce a formal affiliation with the Worshipful Company of Farriers.
- RVC partners phones in Africa - 9 August 2010
Maasai vets are preparing to use Google's powerful smartphone with a range of innovative features, to monitor diseases in East Africa.
- RVC offers internship that pays - 29 July 2010
The ORBIS Bioscience Graduate Training Programme, managed by the RVC helps graduates develop sought after employability skills.
- RVC’s Sarah Baillie wins top teaching award - 25 June 2010
Sarah Baillie has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy. She is only the second vet to achieve this status
- Study helps clarify tail injuries in dogs - 25 June 2010
Tail docking is a very emotive subject the world over. A new study will explain the scientific understanding of tail injuries and tail docking in dogs.
- The Lightwell, a new social learning facility at the RVC - 1 June 2010
The RVC has unveiled The Lightwell, a social learning facility on its Camden campus.
- New research illustrates that birds use a hybrid gait at intermediate speeds - 20 May 2010
Research at the RVC has discovered that birds use a third ‘hybrid’ gait at intermediate speeds, going against the mechanics of walking and running understood by many.
- ‘Cyber-roach’ leads to new finding about animal movement - 14 May 2010
A team of researchers at the RVC have discovered that many-legged animals control their movement in a surprisingly different way to bipedal animals.
- Royal Veterinary College to run the marathon - 31 March 2010
The Animal Care Trust (ACT), the charitable foundation of the RVC, will be fielding six runners in the 2010 Virgin London Marathon, aiming to raise funds for world leading veterinary research and equipment.
- Biomechanical research reveals elephants move like a 4x4 - 29 March 2010
Research by an RVC team, has shown the legs of elephants work much like the wheels of a 4x4 vehicle. The discovery has disproved the theory that all four-legged animals divide the labour between front and hind legs.
- Major new research effort targets key pig diseases - 18 March 2010
A consortium of researchers in Cambridge and London has been awarded a £5 million grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to develop a way of diagnosing and preventing respiratory diseases in pigs.
- £90,000 awarded to The Bloomsbury Colleges to share international development digital resources online - 10 March 2010
The latest thinking on international development from leading academics will be shared online via podcasts and videos as part of a new initiative. The 15-month project, called the Bloomsbury Media Cloud, is led by The Bloomsbury Colleges – a consortium of six internationally-renowned institutions within the University of London.
- Mother's junk food diet linked to liver disease in offspring - 5 March 2010
A study carried out at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London and funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Society for Endocrinology suggests that pregnancy and lactation are not the time to overindulge on fatty, salty and sugary foods as this may cause long-term liver damage to the offspring.
- UCL-RVC Internship Programme - 1 March 2010
150 new graduates to benefit from UCL-RVC graduate internship programme which has been awarded £240,000 of Government funding as part of a national scheme designed to help young people into work.
- Genes reveal how much we will benefit from regular exercise - 4 February 2010
Researchers have identified how to predict who will benefit the most from exercise based on the human genome.
- Beating the barrier for good - 19 January 2010
PrioCam opens at the London Bioscience Innovation Centre.
- Appointment news: Colette Henry appointed as Norbrook Professor of Business and Enterprise - 5 January 2010
Professor Henry will head the new RVC Centre for Veterinary and Bioveterinary Enterprise.
- New EMS Prep Tool for Veterinary Undergraduates
- 23 December 2009
Veterinary students will be better prepared for their Extra Mural Studies (EMS) placements with a new initiative developed by the University of Edinburgh and the RVC.
- Laminitis research group receives grant to study effects of exercise
- 1 December 2009
The RVC, in collaboration with the Laminitis Consortium, has been awarded a grant of £134,425 by the Laminitis Trust.
- Professor Dame Lesley Southgate appointed to RVC Council
- 24 November 2009
Bringing medical and veterinary education closer together.
- Meerkats hold the key to understanding TB... Simples!
- 4 November 2009
A study into the social networks of meerkats has led to an RVC scientist discovering how tuberculosis spreads between animals.
- RVC and University of Glasgow Seek to Improve Participation in Vet Education
- 28 October 2009
A progression agreement has been signed between two leading veterinary schools to widen participation and access to the profession.
- Dr Sarah Baillie wins Most Innovative Teacher of the Year Award
- 17 October 2009
Dr Sarah Baillie of the Royal Veterinary College has won the Most Innovative Teacher of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards 2009 ceremony held on October 15 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane.
- Animal Care Trust sponsored dog walk
- 11 October 2009
The Animal Care Trust (ACT), registered charity of the RVC, is looking for dogs and owners to take part in its sponsored dog walk on Sunday, October 11.
- New Online Distance Learning Database Focuses on International Development
- 7 October 2009
An online database of more than 140 distance learning courses about international development, featuring courses from RVC, was launched today by Distance Learning for Development (DL4D).
- Animal Care Trust asks 'Forget Me Knot'
- 14-20 September 2009
Highlighting the importance of legacies to the survival of charities, the Animal Care Trust (ACT), registered charity of the Royal Veterinary College, is taking part in 'Forget Me Knot Week' (September 14-20).
- Royal Veterinary College On Tour
- 7 September 2009
The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) will provide advice and guidance on studying and working in the veterinary sector at selected locations throughout England during September 2009.
- Modern Riding Style Improves Horseracing Times
- 16 July 2009
Today's modern horseracing posture for jockeys – seen by many as uncomfortable – has sound scientific foundations, according to new research from the Royal Veterinary College, published in the latest edition of Science.
- Research Network Wins Approximately £5.7 Million to Target Human and Animal Diseases in Africa
- 2 July 2009
Deadly diseases including plague, Ebola and Rift Valley Fever are being targeted as part of a new multi-million pound international partnership involving African researchers and the RVC as part of the London International Development Centre (LIDC).
- RVC remember the life of Professor Leslie Vaughan: 1927 - 2008
- Memorial Service: 5 June 2009
The College is holding a memorial service to commemorate the remarkable life and career of the late Professor Leslie Vaughan.
- Biosciences staff and businesses to receive major commercial skills training boost
- 16 April 2009
The biosciences sector is to receive a much needed boost to help it through the recession - thanks to a new business skills training project provided by LBIC the RVC.
- Equine stem cell technique to be trialled in human medicine
- 15 April 2009
A pioneering equine stem cell technique, which is used to successfully return injured horses to top levels of performance, is to be trialled in human medicine.
- Royal Veterinary College appoints to Animal Health Economics post
- 9 April 2009
Animal health economist Dr Jonathan Rushton has been appointed to the post of Senior Lecturer in Animal Health Economics at the RVC – the first such post in a veterinary faculty in the UK.
- The Royal Veterinary College’s RAE Results
- 18 December 2008
The RVC is pleased to announce its overall profile in the RAE results.
- Guardian supplement explores 'profound transformation' of education by technology
- 2 December 2008
'Digital Student' highlights support for institutions as they 'respond to present challenges and predict future developments'
- Innovate to Accumulate
- 23 September 2008
The Royal Veterinary College is seeking small-to-medium sized companies (SMEs) in the East if England with an interest in animal or human health and welfare to engage with its world leading researchers on innovative projects.
- Royal Veterinary College scientists develop safe and inexpensive alternative to antibiotics
- 1 September 2008
Researchers at the RVC have developed a system that eliminates the need for antibiotics and resistance genes in the engineering of industrial and medical products.
- Royal Veterinary College appoints new Director of Clinical Services Division
- 1 July 2008
The RVC has appointed Graham Milligan MA Vet MB MRCVS as Director of Clinical Services Division
- Mother’s diet may have long term impact on child’s health, study suggests
- 1 July 2008
Mothers who eat an unhealthy diet during pregnancy may be putting their children at risk of developing long term, irreversible health issues including obesity, raised levels of cholesterol and blood sugar
- Scientists use robots to uncover the secrets of dragonfly flight
- 16 May 2008
Scientists from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and University of Ulm have used a specially designed robot dragonfly to examine the aerodynamic consequences of four winged flight
- Demand leads to introduction of graduate diploma in professional and clinical veterinary nursing
- 2 May 2008
The RVC will from June 2008 introduce a Graduate Diploma in Professional and Clinical Veterinary Nursing tailored to the needs of practicing nurses
- Royal Veterinary College offers evolved BSc Bioveterinary Sciences course in 2008
- 3 March 2008
In response to growing demand for graduates equipped for a wide range of careers in veterinary and biomedical science, the RVC has developed the BSc (Hons) course in Bioveterinary Sciences
- Royal Veterinary College scientists unravel the mysteries of neurodegenerative diseases
- 12 February 2008
New research, by the RVC, is unravelling some of the mysteries of how prion diseases like CJD damage brain cells (neurons)
- Backpacking flying lemurs reveal their gliding secrets
- 6 February 2008
A researcher from the RVC, working with colleagues from the University of California at Berkeley and the National University of Singapore, has documented in detail the gliding behaviour of the Malayan colugo in the wild, for the first time, using a novel measurement technique
- RVC launches new veterinary nursing programmes
- 10 December 2007
In response to a national shortage of qualified veterinary nurses, the RVC has announced its new combined vet nursing programme
- Chinese Ambassador and UK Science Minister launch Innovation China UK (ICUK) – the first UK-China joint innovation and knowledge transfer partnership
- 20 November 2007
At a ceremony held today at Queen Mary, University of London, Her Excellency Madam Fu Ying, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the UK and Ian Pearson MP, Minister of State for Science and Innovation formally launched Innovation China UK.
- Share Jones Lecture Explores Organ Regeneration
- 15 November 2007
Do deer antlers hold the key to human limb or organ regeneration? That was the question tackled by Professor Jo Price of the RVC
- Royal Veterinary College heads to Wales to provide a farm health investigation service
- November 2007
Veterinary surgeons and students from the RVC are heading to Wales to establish a farm health investigation service for vets and farmers
- VetNet Lifelong Learning Network (LLN) Conference
- 9 November 2007
Conference aims to break down barriers to progression in the veterinary and animal welfare sector
- Cow infections could provide clue to preventing infertility in women
- October 2007
- Eating junk food whilst pregnant and breastfeeding may lead to obese offspring
- August 2007
A study funded by the Wellcome Trust and carried out at the RVC, London.
- Royal Veterinary College research to tackle post-weaning multi-systemic wasting syndrome
- August 2007
RVC is contributing to a £11.5m programme to tackle some of the most harmful and widespread diseases that commonly affect farmed animals in the UK
- MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology Scholarships
- June 2007
University launches twelve £27,000 scholarships to tackle impact of diseases on public health
- VETNET LLN (Lifelong Learning Network)
- May 2007
The Royal Veterinary College wins £3.73 million to initiate a new lifelong learning network to widen participation in veterinary education
- London Bioscience Innovation Centre wins European Award
- 2 May 2007
LBIC been chosen as the 'Entrepreneurial Spirit and Knowledge-Based Enterprise Creation' category winner
- Why was the racehorse Eclipse so good?
- April 2007
As race goers, jockeys and bookies gear-up for John Smith's Grand National Meeting, scientists study the DNA of the greatest racehorses of all time
- Going LIVE!
- 20 February 2007
Princess Anne to Open Royal Veterinary College’s New £4.5 Million Centre
- New biotechnology companies flock to London’s first bioscience innovation centre
- 1 February 2007
Two new companies have opted to join the London Bioscience Innovation Centre (LBIC), which is the first centre of its kind in London
- Stem Cells Cure Tendon Damage
- January 2007
Scientists get injured equine athletes back on their hooves with pioneering stem cell therapy
- Rudolf's Magic Antlers
- December 2006
Scientists reveal that it’s Rudolph’s antlers that are magical, not his nose, and that antlers could hold clues to stem cell research
- Research puts Meerkats on low-fat diet to cut cholesterol
- 20 November 2006
It is not only humans that need to watch their cholesterol levels, as research reveals that there are very high levels of cholesterol in some captive meerkats
- HEFCE Awards £3.73m to Support Veterinary Lifelong Learning and Widen Access to Veterinary Professions
- November 2006
The Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London, is the lead institution for VETNET
- Scientists Reveal Eating Junk Food During Pregnancy Could Up Obesity Risk
- 6 October 2006
Recent research by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London, indicates that mothers who eat junk food during pregnancy raise the chance of having obese offspring at risk of developing diabetes
- Have you ever seen an elephant... run?
- September 2006
Getting a clearer picture of how elephants move at speed offers the potential to improve animal welfare, inform human biomechanics and even help in the design of large robots
- UK’s largest veterinary school joins i10
- 16 August 2006
Businesses can now easily access the world-class expertise and facilities of the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) via i10, the service set up to promote links between commerce and universities
- Foundation Nursing Degree Director Tops RCVS Poll
- May 2006
Hilary Orpet elected to the Veterinary Nursing Council of the RCVS.
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