The Queen Mother Hospital for Animals is one of the largest and most advanced veterinary hospitals in the world.
The hospital is a purpose-built facility just north of the M25 and near Potters Bar, Hertfordshire. This makes it within easy reach of London, the home counties and East Anglia.
As a not-for-profit teaching hospital, our clinicians have access to the latest clinical data and advanced equipment. Our specialists are leading lights in their fields and their own research, practice and teaching keeps them at the forefront of international veterinary expertise. Clinicians, veterinary nurses and students have access to our extensive library and a learning environment that no other referral service in the UK can compete with.
The Teaching Hospital Difference
Veterinary nursing team
Our team of more than 100 registered veterinary nurses are key members of the multidisciplinary team.
Many have enhanced professional qualifications in the specialised areas of the hospital they work in, ensuring delivery of the highest standards of patient care and veterinary training.
Final year veterinary students
Our students have completed all their lectures and gain vital experience by working alongside and being closely supervised by our experienced vets and specialist vets.
All our students have undergone rigorous training before they join us in the hospital including animal handling, communication skills and have passed yearly exams to test their anatomical and medical knowledge.
Experienced vets, selected via a highly competitive process for their academic ability, passion, drive and enthusiasm to undergo further advanced training to become the specialist vets of the future
Experienced vets, selected via a highly competitive process for their academic ability, passion, drive and enthusiasm to undergo further training in all areas of small animal veterinary practice.
Specialist veterinary team
The RVC small animal referral hospital is a multidisciplinary service supported around the clock 365 days a year by the largest team of veterinary specialists in Europe allowing each patient to be given the care it needs.
A specialist vet has undergone rigorous advanced training and passed specialist examinations in their chosen field. Many of our specialist vets are international experts in their field, producing advances which are shaping the future of veterinary medicine.