The Animal Care Trust (ACT) is the Royal Veterinary College’s (RVC) registered charity. For more than 30 years we have been dedicated to raising funds to support the College’s wide range of activities aimed at improving animal health and care.
The main areas we support are:
Hospitals - we purchase vital, up-to-date equipment for the RVC’s three animal hospitals, fund the building of new hospitals and the enhancement of existing ones.
Research - we provide assistance to the RVC’s research teams in their endeavours to pioneer new tests, treatments and cures for the diseases that affect animals around the world.
Education - we support the RVC’s commitment to excellence in veterinary education, to ensure we have the best veterinary professionals and scientists of the future.
The Animal Care Trust aims to ensure that the College's animal hospitals remain at the forefront of international veterinary medicine and are able to continue to offer the specialist, world-class care that they provide to thousands of sick and injured animals that visit each year.
Whilst we actively fundraise for specific equipment, projects and areas of work, we also operate a grant application system so colleagues from across the RVC can apply to the ACT to help fund their projects. These applications are submitted and assessed through a formal process involving our most senior staff.
None of this would be possible without the help of people like you who care about animals and their well-being. We rely on this generous support in order to continue with our vital work.