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

In collaboration with Professor Jo Price and Professor Mick Bailey at the Bristol Veterinary School we have recently recruited Tamsin Williams. After 10 years in small animal practice, Tamsin is really enjoying academic research and has secured a prestigious Research Training Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust. As a veterinarian, a career in basic immunology research can be extremely diverse and rewarding. If you hold a veterinary qualification then please feel free to contact Dr Linda Wooldridge for more information.