The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital
The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital is an integral part of the teaching environment of the University's Veterinary School. We see all domestic species and perform an average of 200 consultations per week; most are attended by students in their lecture-free final year.
The Hospital was opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 1994 and has three main service areas; small animals, horses and farm animals. In recent years the hospital has been completely refurbished or rebuilt so that all three areas of the clinic now have the most up to date facilities. The small animal hospital has modern kennels for inpatients, extensive preparation and teaching areas as well as a new surgical block with four operating suites, a critical care unit and a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) facility. In the equine section there is a new diagnostic unit with sophisticated imaging equipment (including an MRI facility for use in the standing horse) and a state of the art surgical suite, all of which provides an excellent teaching experience for students. The farm animal section has been completely rebuilt so that the medical and surgical facilities together with the dairy unit at Madingley provide a first class teaching environment.
The clinic is backed up by an efficient clinical pathology laboratory. The Post-Mortem Building is a large and very well-appointed facility which provides a good environment for autopsy and pathological demonstrations.
The farm animal service runs a busy first opinion clinic as well as accepting referral cases from a wide area and there are approximately 1100 farm visits each year. The 200 cow Dairy Unit is just three miles away and was designed to maximize the opportunities for student participation. The farm also stocks some 800 beef cattle and a flock of 250 ewes.