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The Department of Veterinary Medicine is at the forefront of veterinary science and education and is a centre of excellence for teaching and research. We are a large, multidisciplinary department whose scientific activities are fully integrated into those of the whole University.  Our mission is to improve the prevention and treatment of diseases of animals by defining and applying best clinical practice, by understanding and developing the science underpinning best practice, and by embedding an education programme in the veterinary sciences that delivers the best veterinary practitioners, academics and research scientists.

Online Support During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

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Our Library Team, Biological Sciences Libraries, are offering online 1-2-1 support using Google Meet, Microsoft Teams or Zoom. To request this please use our online form. We are able to provide you with guidance on finding online resources effectively, including database searching, ebooks and Open Access resources.

Some publishers are providing access to additional resources during the COVID-19 outbreak and a live list of what is available is being collated and updated regularly.

Alternatively, contact your local Biological Sciences Librarian by email, or contact the whole Biological Sciences Libraries Team by emailing

What on this guide?

On this guide, you'll find:

  • Information about resources, both print and online, that you have access to in Cambridge
  • Recommended resources, with tips on accessing and using them
  • Help and guidance for researchers
  • An overview of referencing and how tools can help you
  • Help and support from across the University of Cambridge

Veterinary Medicine at Cambridge


The Veterinary Library is currently closed owing to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. I apologise for any inconvenience this causes.
Although the library building is closed, I will do my best to offer remote services, and I will hope to reply to you asap!

Please email:
In the meantime, we would strongly advise you to take a look at the following sites:

Access to e-resources during the COVID-19 outbreak

For information on library services: Please note that this refers to the University Library and Faculty and Departmental libraries only, not college libraries

For more general enquiries about using or accessing resources, using iDiscover, and much more:

All best wishes,

Lorraine Leonard

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