We undertake world-leading research aimed at improving the health of people, animals and the environment; and this research underpins the teaching of students and the production of the next generation of doctors, veterinarians and life scientists.

Our research addresses major challenges of the 21st Century, including emerging diseases, antimicrobial resistance, food security and the impacts of climate change.  The ability to integrate medical, veterinary and environmental studies makes us a global leader in One Health research.

We're home to the University of Liverpool's School of Veterinary Science which undertakes clinical studies on equines, farm animals and small animals.

Professor Matthew Baylis

Our ambition is to break down the barriers between human, animal, plant and ecosystem health in order to bring multidisciplinary approaches to tackling some of the biggest challenges of the 21st century.

Professor Matthew Baylis, Executive Dean

Our departments

Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour

Studying the biology of animals, plants and microbes, from the individual to the population level, to understand the processes driving the natural world.

Clinical Infection, Microbiology and Immunology

Conducting infection research of direct clinical relevance, centred on improved diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infections.

Equine Clinical Science

Multidisciplinary specialist teams working together for the best outcomes in specialist and first opinion equine veterinary care. 

Infection Biology and Microbiomes

Focused on how pathogens interact with their hosts at the molecular and cellular level, with the aim of designing better vaccines and drugs.

Livestock and One Health

Seeking to understand the behaviour of diseases in people and animals, particularly in livestock.

Small Animal Clinical Science

Delivering clinical care to dogs and cats, while teaching future and postgraduate vets in the state-of-the art, specialist-led Small Animal Teaching Hospital and primary care University Veterinary Practice.

Veterinary Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology

Studying the morphological and functional changes of normal and pathological organs and systems.

School of Veterinary Science

Innovative veterinary education and research, giving students a fantastic start to their veterinary careers.

Vision, mission and aims

  • Excel in research and teaching in infection, veterinary science, ecology and evolution
  • Conduct research that has a real impact on the health of people, animals, plants and the environment, nationally and globally
  • Become the go-to veterinary school globally, recognised for our research-led teaching
  • Educate and prepare the next generation of doctors, veterinarians, life scientists and researchers
  • Lead the way in the University for our international reach, including in lower-middle income countries
  • Collaborate across departments and disciplines, taking multidisciplinary approaches to tackle global challenges
  • Reap the rewards of an equal, diverse and inclusive workforce
  • Invest further in our state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities

Accreditations and partnerships

Athena SWAN Silver Award

We're proud to hold the Athena SWAN Silver Award, recognising our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.