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Veterinary Epidemiology
Addressing epidemiology (and a haggis) in Glasgow

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THE Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (SVEPM) was established in 1982 at a time when veterinary epidemiology had not yet been recognised as a discipline distinct from microbiology.

The objectives of the society were to promote veterinary epidemiology and preventive medicine in the UK, and the prime movers behind its formation were all UK-based – Mike Thrusfield of the University of Edinburgh, Peter Ellis of the University of Reading and Gareth Davies of the Central Veterinary Laboratory, Weybridge. However, as there was no comparable forum elsewhere in the world, the new society soon attracted interest from workers in …

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