Vision and Aims

Our vision ‘…is to become the leading global hub that empowers innovators and entrepreneurs in animal health to develop world-class social and economic impact through research and innovation.’ –Professor Alasdair “Alex” Cook

The Veterinary Health Innovation Engine (vHive) will be an internationally recognized hub renowned for the outstanding quality and impact of research, education and commercial opportunities, as well as our collective contributions to society. vHive will redefine animal health through our four pillars: digital innovation, veterinary clinical solutions, diagnostics and quality of life and business innovation solutions.

We will collaborate with small, medium, and large companies as well as national and international academic and research institutions. vHive aims to connect people across the globe to create real-time insights into animal health and to collaborate with companies and institutions to develop actionable solutions for some of the industry’s most pressing challenges.

Our aims

  1. Develop innovative research, products and services through collaboration
  2. Train a new generation of entrepreneurs

The vHive network values reflect our joint vision and mission statements and should be used as a guide for all our communication, as well as the way we work and make decisions.

Open: as a fellowship engine we cultivate openness, transparency and interaction together with the stakeholders with whom we interact.

Passionate: we are passionate about bringing the world’s animal health innovators together to create a better and more sustainable future –both economically and socially.

Engaging: we are committed, innovative and results-oriented when we engage with our stakeholders – we accelerate processes and work with our stakeholders to make ideas a reality.

Our methodology

The vHive brings open innovation to benefit animal health and welfare through the following methodology:

RESEARCH: Creating our own and facilitating the research done by our partners.

SURVEILLANCE: Innovating new ways in which to collect and analyse animal health data.

EDUCATION: Promoting learning in animal health in the veterinary health arena.

COMMERCIALISE: Delivering new products and services, creating new jobs and businesses.

Pioneering innovation delivery in animal health

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


Improved understanding of animal health and early identification of trends is at the very heart of vHive. We work with accredited academic partners to deliver vital information to decision-makers in the animal health community.

Problem Solving

vHive offers a transformative formula for testing ideas that works whether you’re at a startup or a large organization. Within one to five days, you’ll move from idea to prototype to decision, saving you and your team countless hours and countless pounds.

Education and Training

A core mission of vHive is to provide platforms and expertise that make it simpler for organisations to exploit data and trends in animal health and beyond. We deliver board-level training and upskilling on the future of digital veterinary practices.

Knowledge Brokering

vHive identifies and develops new ideas on top of the latest trends and international challenges, to take advantage of opportunities from a pipeline of connected policy makers, experts and stakeholders in each industry.