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University of Cambridge Veterinary School Trust

The Equine Diagnostic Unit has furnished Cambridge Veterinary School with some of the most advanced facilities in the country for the diagnosis and rehabilitation of equine ailments. The Equine Diagnostic and Rehabilitation Centre was designed to compliment the work of the existing John Hickman Equine Surgical Suite which opened in 1998. The Centre provides much-needed facilities for the investigation and diagnosis of surgical and medical cases.

The Equine Diagnostic Unit

At the heart of the Unit are three large diagnostic rooms that form the focus for clinical investigation of medical and surgical cases. These rooms are used for a range of modern diagnostic techniques including ultrasonography, endoscopy, electrocardiography and thermography.  As the majority of our equine cases are referred for lameness there is a dedicated nerve blocking room.

As many of the cases are initially referred as outpatients, the building also contains seven rubber-floored stables.

Education is a key function of the new Unit and the building contains a multimedia seminar room and networked student write-up room. Ancillary rooms complete the Unit and house the reception area, consulting rooms and an office for the veterinary surgeons and nurses.

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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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