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University of Cambridge Veterinary School Trust

Camvet, also known as The University of Cambridge Veterinary School Trust, is a small charity dedicated to raising funds for the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital here in Cambridge. The hospital runs on a not-for-profit basis, so our goal is to fund essential equipment and facilities for diagnosing and treating the many thousands of animals referred for care. In addition, we provide equipment to help teach the veterinary students and support several Clinical Training Scholar posts. Every donation, no matter how large or small, really does make a huge difference to our animal patients.

Our History

Established in 1949, the University of Cambridge Veterinary School and the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital are at the forefront of veterinary science and produces veterinary practitioners, clinicians and researchers of the highest calibre. Several aspects of the Veterinary School's pioneering work have already been of mutual benefit to both animals and mankind. Leading veterinarians and medical clinicians work together to investigate and successfully treat problems suffered by animals and humans alike, such as inherited disease, eye disorders and snoring. The scope of the work is enormous.  Internationally renowned, the University of Cambridge Veterinary School provides crucial care for sick and injured animals, outstanding veterinary education and leading edge clinical research. Cambridge Veterinary School was officially opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II on the 20th October 1955. Her Majesty the Queen was accompanied by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

Our Achievements

The University of Cambridge Veterinary School Trust was established to support the Hospital and provide an excellent teaching environment for our veterinary students.  With your help we have achieved many milestones including:

  • Veterinary equipment totalling over £1MILLION
  • The Clinical Skills Centre including a range of interactive teaching models and equipment
  • Nine large consulting rooms and a teaching consultation room
  • Sponsorship for many teaching scholar posts, we are currently supporting FIVE
  • Europe's first Cancer Therapy Unit for animals and in 2009 including a radiotherapy machine 
  • The Small Animal Wing, Intensive Care Unit and Small Animal Surgical Suite
  • The Equine Surgical Suite and Equine Diagnostic Unit
  • The Farm Animal Medicine Centre
  • The world's first Chair in Animal Welfare
  • An Endowment Fund to support the work of the Hospital in perpetuity.

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


Ways to donate:

Through the University of Cambridge Giving Portal



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