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As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time. Thank you.

Journal News

Join the editorial board

We are currently recruiting Associate Editors to join our international team of academic editors. Diversity in all forms will be a driving factor when selecting an individual to serve in this capacity. Please find more information, including how to apply, here.

Call for Papers: New Section Launches

We are pleased to announce the launch of two new journal sections in BMC Veterinary Research

- Animal ethics, policy and research integrity

- Zoological and wildlife medicine

Adverse food reactions in cats and dogs

Read the latest publication in our collection of critically appraised topics investigating adverse food reactions in cats and dogs in an effort to debunk some of the veterinary dermatology misconceptions surrounding food allergies.

Read our highly accessed articles

New Content ItemIvermectin inhibits canine mammary tumor growth by regulating cell cycle progression and WNT signaling

New Content ItemAssessment of the efficacy of firocoxib (Previcox®) and grapiprant (Galliprant®) in an induced model of acute arthritis in dogs​​​​​​​

New Content ItemMagnetic resonance image findings in pug dogs with thoracolumbar myelopathy and concurrent caudal articular process dysplasia

Trending BMC Veterinary Research Articles

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Latest Collections and Guidelines

Veterinary antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use

Critically Appraised Topics on Adverse Food Reactions

Autoimmune and Immune-mediated Skin Diseases of Animals

International Veterinary Epilepsy Task Force Consensus Reports

International Committee on Allergic Diseases of Animals (ICADA) Consenus and Guideline Papers

COHA: CTSA One Health Alliance

Aims and scope

BMC Veterinary Research is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of veterinary science and medicine, including the epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of medical conditions of domestic, companion, farm and wild animals, as well as the biomedical processes that underlie their health. 

Journal sections

Animal ethics and welfare

Animal ethics, policy and research integrity (accepting submissions)

Epidemiology and public health 

Epidemiology and modelling

Veterinary clinical services

Anesthesiology and pain management

Animal behavior and psychology



Gastroenterology, nutrition and metabolism

(ENT) Head and neck disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders and orthopaedics

Nephrology and urology

Neurology and neuroscience



Pharmacology, toxicology and therapeutics

Pulmonology and respiratory disorders 

Soft tissue surgery


Veterinary education and training

Veterinary education

Genetics, cell biology and clinical pathology

Animal genetics

Cell biology and stem cell research

Clinical pathology, physiology and immunology

Microbiology and parasitology

Bacteriology and mycology



Zoological medicine

Zoological and wildlife medicine (accepting submissions)


Section Editors

Author support and information


Over 500 institutions have partnered with us to help authors maximize their research funding. Researchers affiliated with these member institutions may receive a discount on article processing charges (APCs). Check to see if your institution is a member and learn how you could benefit from APC savings when publishing with us.

Reporting guidelines for authors

The Meridian Network is home to a collection of reporting guidelines and checklists for research that involve animals. The checklists are intended as an aid for authors to clearly, completely and transparently let reviewers and readers know what they did and found. We encourage our authors to adhere to these standards.

BMC Veterinary Open Access Science

BMC Veterinary Research is part of a wider family of veterinary open access science journals. Here we showcase journal news, article collections, highlights and recent campaigns from across our veterinary portfolio of journals.

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