A research department has been created at EVMC to advance equine health. Through scientific discovery, EVMC will be leading in the area of equine veterinary medicine and disseminating new advances to the scientific and equine community in Qatar, the Gulf region, and around the world.

The department comprises:

Two open-space research laboratories.
A regenerative medicine laboratory.
A research barn with five box stalls and three outside pens.
An Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approved by the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH). The role of the IACUC is to oversee the ethical aspects of the research conducted, ensuring compliance with the MOPH regulations and application of animal welfare regulations.
Intramural Research Funding overseen by an international panel of independent reviewers forming the committee.

The research department benefits from the state-of-the-art hospital of EVMC, to develop a comprehensive program in translational medicine. Its location within Al Shaqab facilities gives access to a unique Arabian equine population. Core services are provided to the principal investigators/clinicians to enable scientific advances in equine medicine.



EVMC is continuously building close national and international partnerships with universities and research centres. Collaborations have already been initiated in Qatar with recognized institutions such as Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Qatar University, Sidra Medicine, and Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar.
The international partners are Cornell Veterinary Medicine (New York, USA), University of Florida (USA), Royal Veterinary College (London, UK), Universidad de Rio Cuarto (Argentina), School of Veterinary Medicine Kitasato University, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (Japan), University of Kentucky (Lexington, USA) and Palmerton North (New Zealand).

Research Projects


Many aspects are covered in equine medicine in the research project section either on the ??? or the laboratory.

Reproductive Health

Diseases of the musculoskeletal system

Regenerative therapy

Horse surgery

Internal Medicine

Diagnostic radiography


Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) which was approved by the Ministry of Public Health, on the ethical aspects of research conducted at the Equine Veterinary Medical Center. The role of the committee is to ensure compliance with MOPH regulations and the applications of animal welfare regulations.