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 veterinary school which undertakes clinical studies on equines, farm animals and small animals.
My 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.
The School of Veterinary Science aims to be a centre for regional, national and international excellence in research and learning in animal health and welfare.
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. Training veterinary undergraduate and postgraduate students with the latest scientific knowledge.
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.
Medical, veterinary and ecological research is essential, to ensure the health of people, animals, plants and the environment. The interconnectivity of these disciplines means that integrated approaches are needed to tackle major global challenges. These include:
- Emerging infectious diseases
- Improving food safety and security
- Slowing the development of antimicrobial and anthelmintic resistance
- Mitigating against the impacts of environmental change
Our research departments are committed to clinical research of people and animals, ecology and the interactions of hosts, pathogens and the environments in which they live.
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
Our leadership team
Professor Nicola Williams
Deputy Executive Dean, Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences
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.
INSPIRE is a UK-wide initiative designed to engage veterinary undergraduates with research. The scheme is co-ordinated by the Academy of Medical Sciences and supported by the Wellcome Trust.