During this time, Camvet has funded many capital projects including: Europe’s first Cancer Therapy Unit for animals; a Small Animal Surgical Suite; an Equine Diagnostic and Rehabilitation Centre; a Farm Animal Medicine Centre; a suite of nine new small animal consulting rooms; and a Clinical Skills Centre in which to teach veterinary students important practical skills.
As well as supporting building projects, Camvet has funded the purchase of a number of large pieces of specialist equipment for the hospital and provided funding for a number of key posts, including the world’s first chair of animal welfare.
In 2012, Camvet asked The Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital for a wish list of smaller items of equipment that the Trust could support, and the Hospital staff were not shy in coming forward. From syringe drives that continuously deliver medicines intravenously, to an ultrasonic cleaner for surgical equipment and equine positioning aids for the imaging department, these pieces of equipment have been vital to the smooth running of the Hospital, the treatment and care of their patients and to the teaching of their veterinary students.
The recent agreement to purchase an ECG monitoring system, a warming unit and air heated blankets to keep small animal patients warm while recovering from surgery and two replacement operating tables for the Small Animal Surgical Suite, means that Camvet has now donated over £1 million to The Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital wish list over that past 10 years. This remarkable achievement would not have been possible without the generous contributions of Camvet’s supporters, the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Hospital staff and our veterinary students and graduates.
Matthew Moon, managing director of The Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital, said: “This is an outstanding achievement. Not only is it a fantastic testament to all the people who have made donations and raised funds, but it is wonderful for our teams to have this equipment to treat our patients and train our students. A massive thank you to everyone!’
Camvet has now donated over £10 million to the Cambridge Veterinary School and The Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital, including £1 million to the wish list.