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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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We wanted to pass on our thanks for all your wonderful continued support despite the many challenges this year has brought. We have been able to fund several pieces of equipment for our farm, surgery, equine, small animal and imaging teams - all of which will benefit the hospital's patients and our students. Our plans to partner the University of Cambridge and the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital to jointly fund a £1.6m project to provide a new multi-species MRI machine are still going ahead - they are just a bit behind schedule! If you would like to make a donation towards Camvet's fundraising pledge of £300,000 please visit our Justgiving page - thank you.


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