Press Release Archive
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- Developing the next generation of veterinary leaders
3 September 2014
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has joined veterinary schools to sponsor a Veterinary Team Leadership and Professionalism (VTLP) course to help cultivate future veterinary leaders.
- RVC research sheds light on epilepsy treatments — Why don’t the fits stop?
27 August 2014
New research from the RVC canine epilepsy clinic has shed light on why some dogs do not respond to anti-epilepsy treatments.
- “Young Vets” - new television series
12 August 2014
Ground-breaking documentary for BBC2 follows the ups and downs of RVC vet students in their final year of training.
- The RVC launches new integrated commercial services department
11 August 2014
RVC Business will bring together facilities, technical services and access to academic expertise and knowledge to support commercial companies in the bioveterinary and human health industries.
- Professor Stuart Reid becomes President of the RCVS
23 July 2014
Professor Stuart Reid, Principal at the RVC, was formally installed as the President of the RCVS in a ceremony on the 11th July held at One Great George Street, Westminster.
- Breakthrough in coccidiosis research
21 July 2014
RVC researchers are a step closer to finding a new vaccine for coccidiosis, a disease which can have devastating effects on poultry production.
- Guinea fowl teaching robots to walk at the RVC
7 July 2014
A research study into the running behaviours of the African guinea fowl could have wider implications for the future of walking biped robots and the improvement of prosthetic limbs.
- RVC opens first specialist clinic in UK for short-muzzled dogs
1 July 2014
A specialist clinic for brachycephalic dog breeds such as pugs, bulldogs and Pekingese, has been opened by the RVC at its Queen Mother Hospital for Animals in Hertfordshire.
- RVC highlights signs of potentially fatal bacterial disease affecting the canine community
13 April 2014
Dog owners should look out for rapid development of fever, nasal discharge and lethargy in their dogs.
- HRH The Princess Royal visits the RVC
3 April 2014
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal met staff and students at the RVC, on 2 April, to hear about advances in veterinary research and practice.
- New technique brings previously lost paleontological sites back to life
3 April 2014
Photogrammetry used for the first time on historical photographs to reconstruct a 3D model of the famous Paluxy River dinosaur trackways.
- Night at the Vet College: “Chicken, egg...what next?”
1 April 2014
The RVC opens its doors to members of the public, on Friday 25th April, for a free evening of fun activities and hands-on science.
- Great British Bioscience Festival Exhibit
4 March 2014
Professor Alan Wilson has been invited to create an inspiring exhibition to encourage the public to think about scientific developments.
- New degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security
18 February 2014
New undergraduate degree, aimed at tackling concerns of food security and sustainability, launched at the University of Hertfordshire in partnership with the RVC.
- Food for Thought
5 February 2014
The RVC launches a free online course about UK Food Systems.
- Canine experts prioritise pet dog welfare issues in Great Britain
3 February 2014
A study, by the RVC, reveals the highest priority welfare issues impacting companion dogs in Great Britain, as ranked by a panel of independent experts.
- New research proves that birds in V formation arrange themselves in aerodynamically optimum positions
15 January 2014
Data, captured from free-flying migrating birds reveals novel mechanisms by which birds flying in V formation can both use areas of beneficial upwash while avoiding regions of detrimental downwash.
- 50 young people gain the chance to become vets in new summer school
9 January 2014
Young people from low and middle income backgrounds will gain a unique opportunity to learn what it takes to become a vet and prepare to apply to a veterinary school, as the RVC joins the Sutton Trust summer school programme.
- RVC leads new mentoring project to encourage wider access to taught postgraduate qualifications
9 December 2013
RVC is leading a new Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) funded collaborative project involving nine universities.
- RVC launches new Feline Diabetic Remission Clinic
29 November 2013
Experts seeking newly-diagnosed diabetic cats for trial of new insulins.
- RVC study provides large-scale analysis of blood cells in dog breeds
27 November 2013
A Royal Veterinary College study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, provides the first ever large-scale analysis of blood cell parameters in different dog breeds.
- Towards the Chicken of the Future
20 November 2013
A two day conference (23-24 April 2014) exploring the biology of domestic chickens to help the chicken industry overcome the significant challenges it faces and shape future government policy.
- New Professional Doctorates at The Royal Veterinary College
25 October 2013
Applications are now open for two new Professional Doctorates in Agriculture and Food (DAgriFood) and Veterinary Practice (VetD).
- New Statue of Sefton at Hawkshead Campus
16 October 2013
A life-sized statue of Sefton, the military horse that survived a terrorist attack in London, has been unveiled at the RVC.
- Vaccinating cattle against E. coli O157 could cut human cases of infection by 85%, say scientists
16 September 2013
The bacteria, which cause severe gastrointestinal illness and even death in humans, are spread by consuming contaminated food and water, or by contact with livestock faeces in the environment. Cattle are the main reservoir for the bacterium.
- The contribution of local animal populations to human drug-resistant Salmonella infections may previously have been overstated
12 September 2013
Genomic study shows that Salmonella populations in humans and animals living side by side are more different than expected.
- Jurassic jaws: how ancient crocodiles flourished during the age of the dinosaurs
11 September 2013
RVC research has revealed the hidden past of crocodiles, showing for the first time how these fierce reptiles evolved and survived in a dinosaur dominated world.
- Veterinary Team Leadership and Professionalism (VTLP) Course
5 September 2013
Award-winning professional development programme for veterinary students comes to the UK for the first time.
Longer ‘sausage dogs’ are at risk of slipped discs
24 July 2013
New research finds that smaller, fatter dogs with longer backs are at greater risk of slipped discs, which can cause debilitating pain and paralysis.
Groundbreaking RVC research shows wild cheetah reaching speeds of up to 58mph during a hunt
13 June 2013
Study published in Nature is the first detailed information on the hunting dynamics of the wild cheetah in its natural habitat.
London International Development Centre (LIDC) to host Global Panel on Hunger
10 June 2013
An organisation made up of academics from the RVC and other leading London institutions is hosting a Global Panel to fight hunger.
London BioScience Innovation Centre welcomes HistoIndex
6 June 2013
Singapore-based medical imaging company is its 50th registered client.
- New collaboration between the Royal Veterinary College and Buckingham Equine Vets announced
9 May 2013
One of the country's leading academic institutions, the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has today (Thursday 9th May) announced a collaboration with Buckingham Equine Vets (BEV) designed to advance the standards of veterinary education and the care of injured and rehabilitating horses, ponies and donkeys.
- Small-scale disinfections can stem large-scale spread of avian influenza in Asia
7 May 2013
Researchers at the RVC examining how the live bird market in Asia helps spread H5N1 avian flu have recommended targeted strategies that may help control future epidemics.
- RVC research highlights the most urgent welfare issues for pet dogs
2 May 2013
Research from the RVC, commissioned by the RSPCA, has highlighted the most urgent issues that need to be rectified for the improvement of pet dog welfare in Britain.
- Mesozoic yoga: How changing body shape affected balance and posture during the evolution of dinosaurs
24 April 2013
Research led by scientists at the RVC, published in the journal Nature, uses 3D reconstructions to reveal that gradual enlargement of the forelimbs caused two-legged dinosaurs to stand and move like birds.
- New research finds that cattle and badgers with TB rarely meet
27 March 2013
Direct contact between badgers and cattle is rare, suggesting that it may also be rare for bovine tuberculosis (TB) to be passed on through the two species meeting each other on pasture.
- RVC awarded AVMA accreditation
6 March 2013
The RVC becomes the first UK school to successfully seek AVMA reaccreditation twice, and has become the only institution in the world to hold full accreditation from AVMA, RCVS, EAEVE and AVBC.
- RVC launches new Department of Production and Population Health
18 January 2013
The Department of Production and Population Health will focus on a wide range of issues contributing to the major global challenge of feeding a growing global population through sustainable and ethical farming methods.
- Do hens have friends? — It seems not!
15 January 2013
An RVC study has found that hens reared in commercial conditions do not form friendships and are not particular about who they spend time with.
- Scientists reassemble the backbone of life using a particle accelerator
13 January 2013
Research by scientists at the RVC and University of Cambridge, published in the journal Nature documents, for the first time, the intricate three-dimensional structure of the backbone in the earliest four-legged animals (tetrapods).
- Viv Heys receives British Empire Medal
8 January 2013
Long-serving RVC staff member named in New Year's Honours list.
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