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Welcome to The Veterinary Health
Innovation Engine (vHive)

From Data To Information To Actionable Insights And Solutions

At vHive, we are bridging the gap between the worlds leaders in animal health by developing and applying innovative digital and data analytics tools. These tools will help us to advance animal welfare and benefit society.

Why vHive?

Our vision is to become a world leading centre for data-driven innovation and to catalyse the creation of new products and services to improve outcomes in livestock and pet care.


Problem Solving

Education & Training

Knowledge Brokering

What We Offer

Platform & App Creation

We develop digital technology platforms and applications that serve a wide variety of user needs.

Business Insights

State-of-the-art data visualisation techniques to extrapolate business critical insights from multiple streams of data.

Research Validation

We provide a link between the University of Surrey and the external commercial sector to validate new research.

Data Manipulation

We collect, store and work with unique animal health data to create and deliver new evidence for decision-makers.

Grant Funding Assistance

We write grant applications with our commercial and institutional partners to create meaningful research.

Project Management

vHive delivers initiative management for academic and commercial projects from concept through to delivery.

David Smith CEO and Executive Chair, Ceres Tag

vHive is a unique group of people with collecive skills that we have never before seen that are concerned with the health and welfare of animals using data to help make decisions previously not considered. However, it is the way vHive goes beyond the animal to the animal owner or carer to understand their behaviours and interactions with animals that really adds value. While the Ceres Tag vision is to “connect people with animals”, we have never seen anyone else with as much deep connect as vHive that takes that vision, using data, to a whole new level beyond connecting and to understanding vis-a-vis the human to animal element. Very unique, commendable and admirable, vHive will set the new limits to what is possible in our relationship with animals whether for food, fibre, conservation or companionship.

Professor Alan Brown Professor at University of Exeter

We are delighted to be working with vHive to address critical challenges in digital health. Through this partnership vHive will generate new research insights and commercially-relevant models for data-driven innovation driven by rapid deployment of digital technologies in animal health domains.

Richard Williams ioLight Founder

vHive has been very helpful to ioLight, providing valuable insights into market and opportunities. We have been working with vHive to validate ioLight’s technology for a number of veterinary applications, and set up projects to carry out validation work. The team at vHive is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. We are looking forward to continuing to work with vHive.

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