As a world-class teaching hospital, students at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies are present during consultations and assist with the care of horses at the hospital, including round-the-clock monitoring of those more seriously ill and high-risk patients.
Built around 30 years ago, our current equine surgery, radiography and intensive care block now has a limited lifespan of 3 - 6 years. Extensive upgrading and modernisation is required to maintain the high standards expected of a world class clinical facility.
The new Equine Diagnostics, Surgical and Critical Care Unit will consist of 4 integrated parts:
This new state-of-the-art facility is immensely important to the School for many reasons.
We aim to provide undergraduate and postgraduate students with access to a first-class equine teaching experience. This will help the School receive international accreditation, providing students with more career options following graduation.
Our focus is to enhance equine welfare through innovations in research, clinical diagnosis and treatment.
As a referral veterinary hospital, we are seeing an increase in emergency caseloads, and an increased need for advanced diagnostics. UK equine veterinarians and horse owners will benefit by having gold standard referral and first opinion services in Easter Bush.
We want to build an environment to support and develop our programme of equine research, to improve equine health and welfare whilst also offering a greater insight into causes and cures for human conditions.
By donating to our appeal, you can help the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies provide this essential new unit to teach students world class equine veterinary care, while we continue to deliver and promote excellence in clinical care for the benefit of the national and international equine community.
We hope to begin building in January 2016.