In small animal surgery, research is conducted on soft tissue surgery, orthopaedics, anaesthesia and pain relief, neurology, as well as oral and dental diseases, and ocular diseases. The research focus is on small animal health and welfare while supporting translational medicine, which promotes research on human diseases.
Clinical research in small animal surgery is a fast-growing field, with related research at the Department conducted on an international level. Clinical research is carried out when treating patients. With permission granted by owners, animals can participate in research projects. In other words, study participation is always voluntary. Thus, all dog owners and their dogs have the opportunity to help us understand disease causes and improve their diagnostics, in addition to finding new forms of treatment.
There are four active research groups in small animal surgery. Additionally, individual research projects are ongoing in the fields of ocular diseases, and oral and dental diseases.
Department of Veterinary Biosciences, University of Helsinki
Department of Food Hygiene and Environmental Health, University of Helsinki
Agrotechnology unit at the Department of Agricultural Sciences
Tampere University of Technology
University of Tampere
University of Turku
UKK Institute, Tampere
Police Dog Training Centre
Department of Musculoskeletal Biology, Institute of Aging and Chronic Disease and School of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, UK
Royal Veterinary College, London, UK
Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium