University of Cambridge Veterinary School Trust

University of Cambridge Veterinary School Trust

Charity information

University of Cambridge Veterinary School Trust

Small but essential; we provide equipment & facilities for our Veterinary Hospital to enable them to treat/diagnose the many thousands of sick and injured animals referred from throughout the UK.

Founded 1983

  • Mission statement

    The University of Cambridge Veterinary School Trust is a charity dedicated to raising funds in support of the Cambridge Veterinary School and Queen's Veterinary Hospital and their aim of providing the best in animal healthcare.

    The Hospital, treats in excess of 3,000 patients each year – from companion animals, through to horses and livestock – as well as providing a teaching environment for veterinary students and nurturing new developments in clinical veterinary medicine.

    Animals are referred to the Hospital for diagnosis and treatment from throughout the UK. As the Hospital runs on a not-for-profit basis, our role at the Trust is to help provide essential facilities and equipment to keep the Hospital working effectively.

    Since its inception the Trust has raised over £8 million for a wide variety of projects at Cambridge Veterinary School including:
    Europe's first Cancer Therapy Unit for animals and in 2009, with the completion of the HOPE Appeal, the Trust purchased a new radiotherapy machine and extended the Unit;
    A Small Animal Wing, Intensive Care Unit and Small Animal Surgical Suite;
    An Equine Surgical Suite and Equine Diagnostic Unit;
    A Farm Animal Medicine Centre;
    The world's first Chair in animal welfare;
    Specialist equipment for The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital;
    An Endowment Fund to support the work of the Hospital in perpetuity.

  • Aims

    University of Cambridge Veterinary School Trust aims to:

    • Provide equipment and facilities for allowing veterinary clinicians to study innovative ways to diagnose and treat sick and injured animals and advance veterinary knowledge and understanding.
    • Provide funding to build essential facilities for diagnosing and treating sick and injured animals.
    • Provide funding to purchase essential equipment to help treat sick and injured animals.
    • Provide facilities which enhance the learning environment for veterinary students to ensure they attain the necessary experience before entering into practice.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1983

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 3

    Phone number: 01223 764475

    Address: University of Cambridge Veterinary School Trust Madingley Road Cambridge CB3 0ES

  • Equipping our Veterinary Hospital

    Our Veterinary Hospital is undergoing a major expansion as part of a capital project funde... More