The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at the Royal Veterinary College is committed to developing excellence in veterinary education and research and through this scholarship improving animal health and welfare.
The department’s activities in clinical education and research utilises not only the College’s hospital caseloads but also clinical information obtained from affiliated first opinion practices. This data collection and analysis is facilitated through the development and implementation of a common electronic patient record system in both the College hospitals and various partner practices. Data retrieval and analysis is facilitated through the collaborations of specialist clinicians working together with our large epidemiology unit to ensure both appropriate case recruitment and evaluation. These resources are further enhanced through the activities of the department’s Clinical Investigations Centre whose members are expert in the development and delivery of clinical trials to GCP standard.