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

Interview with vHive Data Scientist Dan Cooper

Who are you? Hi, I’m Dan Cooper and I’ve just joined vHive as a Data Scientist. What’s your personal philosophy? Let’s fix this! Can you tell us the story of your employment journey? I’ve worked in a few areas now, although still fresh on the scene. Whilst I was studying Computer Science at Brunel University, […]

Welcome to the Surrey Vet School Biomechanics lab, part of the vHive family

We caught up with Dr Constanza Gomez Alvarez (PI and Lecturer) and Dr Alexander Humphries (Research Fellow in Animal Biomechanics) in the Animal Biomechanics Lab where they perform innovative research on canines with portable equipment that is on the cutting edge of science. Amongst other projects, the two are performing research on foot loading and […]

Upcoming events and conferences

Find out what's happening with vHive

Safepork 2017, August 21 - 24 2017

Our own Head of Department Professor Alex Cook will be giving a workshop at Safepork, the conference that encourages discourse on new systems for the information exchange along the food chain. Topics of discussion include the indispensable requirement for a continuous processes along all stages of the food chain to improve food safety, animal health, and animal welfare.