Prof Richard Mellanby from VitDAL was in Bologna this week at the European Society for Veterinary Endocrinology summer school. He presented at update on the lab’s recent research activities ranging from identification of novel vitamin D disorders in patients through to mechanistic mouse studies. The summer school is an excellent opportunity for veterinary endocrinologists to share recent research findings and is an important event which helps to facilitate wider collaboration within the veterinary endocrine field.