Veterinary Informatics and Epidemiology (VIE) is a research group organised jointly by the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow. The working association of researchers in animal disease and modelling at the two establishments extends over two decades and this partnership was formally recognised by the University Vice Principals and the respective Faculties in 1992.

The personnel comprising VIE are located in several departments, with the administrative centres being the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Glasgow and the Department of Statistics and Modelling Science at the University of Strathclyde. The group is under the co-direction of Professor George Gettinby (Strathclyde) and Dr. Stuart Reid (Glasgow).

The activities of the VIE group include the application of quantitative epidemiology and information technology to the investigation and management of disease development of biologically meaningful statistical models of both infectious and non-infectious disease conversion of data into knowledge by the use of appropriate analytical and modelling techniques production of knowledge bases suitable for clinical, research and educational purposes construction of expert systems resulting from the interrogation and analysis of clinical data sets planning and design of investigative studies publication and dissemination of findings promotion of collaborative scientific links with other universities and research centres.

To find out more about the work of the Veterinary Informatics and Epidemiology group, please contact Tom Irwin at:

University of Glasgow Veterinary School
Bearsden Road
G61 1QH
Tel: +44 141 330 6615