The faculty of Veterinary Medicine performs fundamental and strategic research focused on health, disease and wellbeing of animals and on related public and environmental health aspects.
Research is organized in five thematic interdisciplinary research programs with the purpose to promote scientific innovation at the interface between disciplines and to create a challenging research environment for high potential scientists. The thematic research programs are embedded in research focus areas of Utrecht University - interfacultary multidisciplinary clusters bringing together top-class research groups in thematic priority fields.
Additional research is conducted for the training of veterinary residents with the specific goal to maintain top-level veterinary specialists also in fields outside the focus the thematic programs.
The faculty’s research institute - the Institute of Veterinary Research (IVR) - covers all research performed at the faculty of Veterinary Medicine. External research evaluations ranked the faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University amongst the top five of veterinary institutions worldwide. For reports of recent assessments click here.
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