Our research approach

The Linnaeus Clinical Research and Excellence Director and the Clinical Research Associate coordinate and support the clinical research activities of Linnaeus veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses.

This also includes assistance with study design, ethical approval, statistical analysis, manuscript preparation and publication, grant application and internal funding.

We support the publication of our research findings in open access peer-reviewed journals, enabling papers to be accessed freely and helping make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

Research training

Clinical research training is provided by mentoring, formal teaching and other tailored resources accessible to all Linnaeus Associates.

In addition, the Clinical Research and Excellence Director leads, fosters and facilitates research collaborations with Academic institutions in the UK and abroad as well as with the Mars Petcare ecosystem which comprises eminent scientists in numerous areas including genetics, metabolomics and artificial intelligence.

The clinical research is conducted following informed client consent and in compliance with the Veterinary Surgeons Act, the RCVS and the Veterinary Medicines Regulations, GDPR legislation and Mars clinical research and privacy policies.

The goal of Linnaeus and Mars Veterinary Health is to lead the veterinary industry in meeting and exceeding the guidelines established for clinical studies involving client-owned pets and sociological studies seeking input from veterinary professionals and pet owners.

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Research-led and evidence-based

Linnaeus clinical research activities support a research-led and evidence-based culture for the provision of veterinary services.

Research projects include fruitful collaborations between primary care and referrals within the group, generating large sets of valuable data and supporting our commitment to the effective translation of research evidence into clinical practice.

Veterinary surgeons and nurses involved in clinical research review and critically appraise the scientific literature (often both in veterinary and human medicine) on the topic of interest, deepening their knowledge and helping them provide the highest standard of care to their patients.

Assessed and published

Being at the forefront of scientific advancements in veterinary medicine enables Linnaeus clinicians to offer safe and innovative treatments, accurate prognostic indicators alongside appropriate disease-prevention strategies to their patients.

Linnaeus clinical research outputs are assessed every year by the Mars Research Review Board, providing excellent feedback.

  • In 2020, Linnaeus produced 510 clinical research studies, including 174 manuscripts published in scientific veterinary journals.