Generating a buzz
in the world of animal health

The Veterinary Health Innovation Engine (vHive)

Pioneering innovation delivery in animal health

We utilise transformational digital and data analytics tools to advance the wellbeing of domestic animals


Problem Solving

Education & Training

Knowledge Brokering

The animal health research centre, startup and incubator

vHive operates out of the University of Surrey

The Veterinary Health Innovation Engine (vHive) is a research centre, startup and incubator supported by a co-investment of £8.5 million in resources dedicated to the development and adoption of new digital technologies in animal health.


Latest news from vHive

Role of Pets and Pet Tech in Our Lives
Role of Pets and Pet-Tech in Our Lives

Pets bring a lot of joy into an individual’s life. Most people think of their pets as members of the family. A study showed that when people pet their own dogs, they experience a significant spike in serotonin – a feel good chemical – leading to positive hormonal changes. Pets play an important role in […]

Artificial Intelligence in Animal and Veterinary Health
Artificial Intelligence in animal health and veterinary sciences

There’s a growing demand for the development and use of wearables, smart cameras and other sensors in animal health for pet animals and on farms. These devices generate a huge amount of data, which raises the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) using machine learning algorithms and real-time analysis. Check out PetDialog+ from Zoeties – a dog […]

BatchBlock a Blockchain Startup
Batch Block: Fighting counterfeit drugs with Blockchain

vHive announces Batch Block, a startup fighting counterfeit drugs and improving drug traceability using Blockchain technology. Speaking at the 5th International One Health Congress in Saskatoon, Canada, Professor Alasdair “Alex” Cook announced Batch Block, a British startup leveraging the features of Blockchain and distributed ledgers to fight against the counterfeiting of pharmaceutical drugs and to […]