The Duchess of Cornwall visited Beaumont Sainsbury Animal Hospital this week where she met staff and students and to see how the Animal Care Trust (ACT) is helping to support animal care.
The ACT is the Royal Veterinary College’s registered charity of which The Duchess of Cornwall is Patron. It raises funds to support the college’s wide range of activities aimed at improving animals health and care.
The funds they raise help provide new equipment as well as assistance to the research teams and ensure that the college produces the best veterinary professionals and scientists for the future.
Camilla has been patron of the ACT since 2005 and since then has made numerous visits to see the work that the charity are partaking in.
The Royal Veterinary College is the largest and longest established independent veterinary school in the UK. The college offers undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD programmes in veterinary medicine, veterinary nursing and biological sciences.
The Beaumont Sainsbury Animal Hospital is a veterinary hospital based in Camden Town. They offer a range of services to animals including dogs, cats and other small animals.
The Duchess if very fond of animals and she spent a length of time petting dogs and cats whilst at the Animal Hospital.
As an RVC teaching hospital, veterinary students participate in consultations along with experienced senior surgeons.
Speaking after the visit, Professor Stuart Reid, Principal of the Royal Veterinary College, said: “The generous donations to the ACT are invaluable in helping us to deliver the best possible care to our patients and world-leading veterinary education to our students.”
“We were delighted to welcome The Duchess of Cornwall to our teaching hospital in Camden so that she could see just how much of an impact these donations have on the work that we do.”