Vets in Research

Immunology Research For Veterinary Surgeons

Getting into veterinary school is very tough and requires a high standard of academic achievement. As such the veterinary profession represents a very rich and relatively untapped resource of talented researchers capable of making a major contribution to advancing our knowledge of both human and animal disease.

Why Immunology?

I have been asked this question many times!! The answer is very simple: the immune system is involved in many diseases: allergy, cancer, auto-immunity, viral infection and parasitic disease. Therefore whatever your clinical interest, immunology can hold the key to understanding the process of disease and how to modify this process for therapeutic benefit. Immunology is an area that can give you the answers to many different pathological situations and never leave you feeling bored!

Opportunities for veterinary qualified researchers

As a veterinarian, a career in basic and/or translational immunology research can be extremely diverse and rewarding. If you are a veterinarian with an interest in T-cell immunology then please get in touch with Professor Linda Wooldridge. The Wooldridge laboratory is part of the Bristol Veterinary School but has strong links with Immunology research across Bristol University, therefore providing an ideal environment in which to develop your clinical academic career.