An incredible 30 year journey.....
SInce 1986, people like you have been with us on an incredible journey, helping to establish, build and equip the RVC's Queen Mother Hospital for Animals (QMHA), so we can treat and care for the sickest animals.
Last year, to celebrate the QMHA's 30th birthday we launched an appeal to buy a new CT scanner for the hospital and we're delighted to report that just before Christmas we reached our target of £630,000. Thank you to everyone who supported our appeal - to those who bought Paws for our Paw Path, held cake sales, faced extreme muddy challenges or simply donated, you are amazing.
The QMHA was only established thanks to the wonderful generosity of its supporters – people like you. Today, it is the largest hospital of its kind in Europe and one of the leading veterinary hospitals in the world. No other veterinary hospital in Europe has the same degree of expertise under one roof, working together to help thousands of animals every year.
The new scanner is no mere replacement - it will not only speed up the scanning process meaning less anaesthetic for vulnerable patients and less waiting time for owners, it will also produce incredibly detailed images that will advance our knowledge, enable more detailed diagnoses and help us develop pioneering new treatments for the pets we treat.
So from all of us - vets, nurses, care assistants, students, scientists, receptionists, administrators and fundraisers - thank you!