The Duchess of Cornwall has visited the RVC today (28 April) to mark the 30th birthday of the college’s Queen Mother Hospital for Animals (QMHA).
The Duchess is patron of the RVC’s Animal Care Trust – a charity that raises money to support the college’s clinical research and educational activities, and funded the building of the QMHA.
A royal tour
During her visit, the Duchess was given a tour of the QMHA, where she met members of different clinical services.
She also visited the newly established Hamling Garden – a quiet area for clients to go when waiting for pets or needing some space to make difficult decisions.
Additionally, the Duchess attended a reception for friends and guests who have supported the QMHA, to mark the hospital’s birthday.
RVC principal Stuart Reid said he was delighted to have welcomed the Duchess back to the hospital.
“Having our charity’s patron here to celebrate three decades of excellence is an honour and privilege,” he said.
“We are thrilled to be able to demonstrate, at first hand, the important work carried out at Europe’s largest referral hospital.”