Veterinary and Animal Research Center
The Veterinary and Animal Research Centre (CECAV) was established in 2002 and is hosted by the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD) at Vila Real. Since then, CECAV conducts basic and applied research in veterinary and animal science and aims to generate new knowledge in animal health and welfare together with animal production, meat safety and meat quality. The connection to human medicine, using animals as models, is also an important research area. Additionally, researchers also study health and pathology of companion and wild animals.