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University of Cambridge Veterinary School Trust

Since its inception the Trust, with your help, has raised over £13 million for a wide variety of projects at Cambridge Veterinary School including:

  • A replacement ultrasound machine for the Diagnostic & Imaging Department;
  • The Clinical Skills Centre including a range of interactive teaching models, equipment and furniture; 
  • Nine new small animal consulting rooms and a teaching consultation room; 
  • Sponsorship for TWO small animal medicine clinical posts;
  • The Equine Diagnostic Unit refurbishment;
  • Europe's first Cancer Therapy Unit for animals and in 2009, with the completion of the HOPE Appeal, the Trust purchased a new radiotherapy machine and extended the Unit;
  • A Small Animal Wing, Intensive Care Unit and Small Animal Surgical Suite;
  • An Equine Surgical Suite and Equine Diagnostic Unit;
  • A Farm Animal Medicine Centre;
  • The world's first Chair in Animal Welfare;
  • Specialist equipment for The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital;
  • An Endowment Fund to support the work of the Hospital in perpetuity.

AND thanks to your continued support a huge amount of equipment from the hospital's wishlist including:

Radiation positioning equipment (oncology); capnograph/oximeter machine; anaesthetic machine (small animal); transport refrigeration system (farm animal); refractometer (now ultra sonic waterbath); suction machine; electrophoresis; 30 degree laprascope; dental stand; cordless clippers; doppler probe; stethoscopes; fribrescope/urethrosocpe; warming blankets (small animal recovery); obstetrics equipment; de-horning choppers (farm animal); small clippers; anaesthetic monitor (equine); probe for portable scanner; portable x-ray machine (equine); fleuroscope; arthroscope; drip stand; infusion pump; electric plates (oncology); critical care unit; radio frequency ablator; medicine trolleys; teaching equipment and aids for the clinical skills centre; atroscope; bench-top centrifuge; surgical theatre lights; tilt-top tables for consulting rooms; crush cage; teaching stethoscope; radiotherapy aids; ultrasound scanners; brachytherapy machine; mobile resuscitation trolley; neurology EMG equipment; ECG machine; cardiology probe; lambing/calving simulators - the list continues!

If you would like an up-to-date list of the items that we need funding for then we'd be delighted to - every contribution makes a vast difference.

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Huge congratulations to Prof Mike Herrtage, one of our wonderful Trustees!

RCVS announces its 2022 Awards recipients

An eminent academic recognised across the world for his contribution to research and veterinary governance, an international animal welfare consultant, a longstanding volunteer at a veterinary mental health charity and a student who helps connect his peers with nature are amongst those who have been bestowed awards by the RCVS this year.

Queen’s Medal

The Queen’s Medal is the highest honour that the RCVS can bestow upon an individual veterinary surgeon in recognition of someone who has achieved a highly distinguished career with sustained and outstanding achievements throughout.

This year’s Queen’s Medal recipient is Mike Herrtage FRCVS, former Dean of the University of Cambridge’s Veterinary School and currently Emeritus Professor of Small Animal Medicine there, for his long-standing contribution to teaching, scientific research and the veterinary profession through providing his expertise to numerous veterinary organisations and charities.


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