New network places Surrey and Hampshire at head of global search for animal health innovation

Tackling animal-to-human virus transmission, antimicrobial resistance, sustainable food supply and pet welfare all in the scope of the new network

The University of Surrey is partnering with organisations across Surrey and Hampshire to establish a network that will champion its One Health, One Medicine approach by driving sustainable solutions in human, animal and environmental health.

The Animal Health Innovation Network will address crucial health issues such as viruses that jump from animals to humans and antimicrobial resistance.

According to Grand View Research, the animal health industry is currently valued at £36 billion globally and is estimated to reach up £78 billion by 2028.

The Animal Health Innovation Network will see the University of Surrey work with the Enterprise M3 (EM3) Local Enterprise Partnership and local centres of excellence, including The Pirbright Institute, the Animal and Plant Health Agency, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, and Sparsholt College. The network will also work alongside an ecosystem of industry partners, including global animal health company, Zoetis.

The network will leverage state-of-the-art technology to address global health issues – from making sure our food supply is more sustainable to improving the quality of life of our household pets.