Research at the Bristol Vet School (BVS) addresses 21st century answers to questions of animal health, resilience, welfare and disease. Researchers access the most appropriate, leading-edge technologies to investigate fundamental and applied research questions and employ optimal pathways to impact.

 The goals of their research are to improve the immediate and future health of human and animal populations by:

· increasing sustainable production of healthy, high-welfare food while supporting recovery of endangered environmental resources;
· ensuring sustainable use of medicines in human and animal populations;
· reducing the impact of bacterial, viral and parasitic zoonotic diseases on human and animal populations; and
· translating new developments across fundamental research in human and animal medicine into management and therapeutic approaches which enhance the quality of life of animals and humans.

Their research is strengthened by the overlap between these four goals and by the need to engage multiple disciplines to address these important questions.