Thank you for your interest in The Royal Veterinary College. This is the latest edition of our newsletter — Clinical Connections.

A word from our Editor

This Autumn sees the RVC marking its 225th anniversary, and as part of the celebrations I was invited to contribute to a panel discussion on “Striking the balance between business and welfare in all aspects of veterinary work”.

For those engaged in the business of delivering first class clinical care in our veterinary teaching hospitals, there is an additional resonance to the question as we also strive to “advance knowledge and skills in clinical practice” which means pushing at the boundaries of what might previously have been considered “acceptable”. This is driven not only by advances in knowledge and technology, but by owners willing to consent to, and pay for new and advanced procedures.


Graham Milligan, Vice Principal (Clinical Services), Editor

Tackling the Diseases of Tomorrow and AMR

Peter Piot (left) and Stuart Reid

RVC Principal Stuart Reid and Peter Piot, of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, have urged for a more collaborative response to zoonoses and antimicrobial resistance.


Rapid Referral of Horse Caught on Fence

Horse's hoof after surgery

A horse was treated at the RVC’s Equine Referral Hospital after becoming caught up in a fence, which left barbed wire and hedge material embedded in her wounds.


New Wound Clinic at the QMHA

Lasering a footpad

RVC Small Animal Referrals has established a wound clinic to support patients and referring veterinary practices.


Medicine Nursing at the QMHA

Cystoscopic image of ureteral catheter being placed

Head Medicine Nurse Gina Parkes offers an overview of the medicine nurse role at the hospital, illustrated with a case example.


Limb Salvage at the RVC Embraces 3D Printing

Radiograph showing custom-made prosthesis

Animals referred to RVC Small Animal Referrals are benefiting from 3D printing technology, which has enabled dogs seen by orthopaedic specialists to have their limbs salvaged.


Diagnostic Imaging in Veterinary Forensic Pathology

CT scan of dog's head showing shotgun pellets

The RVC recently appointed a Head of Forensic Pathology to lead the discipline at the College, with a view to developing a Centre of Excellence in Veterinary Forensics in the near future.


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