The RVC Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health (VEEPH) group is a thriving body with over fifty academic staff, contract researchers, PhD students and Senior Clinical Training Scholars conducting research with a direct impact on shaping policy both at national and international level.
The VEEPH group is a FAO Reference Centre in Veterinary Epidemiology (one of only four such centres in the world). In this role we provide advice and expertise on risk-based animal disease surveillance to the FAO (the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) and its member countries, to help achieve FAO’s goal of food security for all.
VEEPH members provide expertise to the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) OIE Collaborating Centre in Risk Analysis & Modelling. OIE Collaborating Centres are centres of expertise in a specific designated sphere of competence relating to the management of general questions on animal health issues. Together with APHA, we provide expertise in Risk Analysis and Modelling to support the OIE and the implementation of its policies, as well as developing various methods, procedures and studies in collaboration with other centres, laboratories and organisations.