Royal Veterinary College Animal Care Trust

The registered charity of the Royal Veterinary College, improving animal health and care

For more than 30 years we have been dedicated to raising funds to support the RVC. We fund pioneering hospital equipment and facilities, life-saving research and education opportunities for veterinary and science students. Get the latest news about our work by joining our mailing list at https://www.rvc.ac.uk/act/contact/mailinglist

Operating as usual

18/04/2024

The London Marathon is this Sunday! Dan Chan, our Professor of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine is running in support of our appeal to build our Blood Donor Programme a new home. Help him through his last days of training & support our appeal by sponsoring Dan at rvcact.com/DanChanLondonMarathon

17/04/2024

International best-selling author Ken Follett, has kicked off our appeal to build our Blood Donor team a new home by giving us our first donation! Our heartfelt thanks to The Follett Trust for helping us get one step closer to reaching our £150,000 goal.

Visit rvcact.com/BloodDonorAppealNews to find out more about our Blood Donor Appeal and donate.

Photos from Royal Veterinary College Animal Care Trust's post 16/04/2024

It’s the Blood Donor Programme’s 20th birthday! Join in the celebrations and support the life-saving work of the programme by giving them the best gift of all – a new home. You can donate to our appeal and find out about the benefits their new home will provide online at rvcact.com/BloodDonorAppeal

Photos from Royal Veterinary College Animal Care Trust's post 12/04/2024

With just 9 days to go until the London Marathon our runners have been enduring the cold weather and rain to prepare for race day. Final year RVC student Kate bravely joined our team with just 6 weeks to train! Help motivate our runners through their last days of training by sponsoring them at www.rvcact.com/LM24.

Photos from Royal Veterinary College Animal Care Trust's post 10/04/2024

Dan Chan, our very own Professor of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine has almost raised £2,000 for our Blood Donor Programme! Can you help him to reach his target by sponsoring him at rvcact.com/DanChanLondonMarathon? Every penny donated will support our upcoming appeal to build our Blood Donor team a new home. Watch this space to hear more about our special appeal & how Dan gets on in the London Marathon.

10/04/2024

🏆 We are honoured to once again be named as #1 Vet School in world by QS World Rankings by Subject 2024. Thank you to all who have contributed to making this possible.



➡️ Read more: https://rvc.uk.com/qs-rankings-2024

09/04/2024
Photos from Royal Veterinary College Animal Care Trust's post 08/04/2024

They did it! Our incredible London Landmarks Half Marathon team has crossed the finish line and our enjoying their well deserved rest today. After months of training, fundraising, and sheer determination they have raised over £4,500!

A huge thank you to each and every one of our runners. Their hard work is helping us to improve the lives of critically ill animals and advance veterinary medicine. We hope they are as proud of their remarkable achievement as we are!

If you would like to learn more about joining our running teams and supporting our work please visit www.rvc.ac.uk/act/events/llhm.

Photos from Royal Veterinary College Animal Care Trust's post 07/04/2024

It's race day, and our London Landmarks Half Marathon team is off and running! Months of dedication, training, and fundraising have led to this moment, and we couldn't be prouder of each of our incredible runners. Help us cheer them on and make each stride count by sponsoring them at www.rvcact.com/LLHM24.

Every penny is funding new equipment in the RVC's animal hospitals, life-saving research and, helping the next generation of vets, vet nurses and scientists. Best of luck to all our runners – we’re with you every step of the way!

Photos from Royal Veterinary College Animal Care Trust's post 05/04/2024

Let's rally behind our incredible London Landmarks Half Marathon runners! In less than 48 hours, they'll be lacing up their shoes ready to take on this iconic race. Help us wish them luck for the big day by sponsoring them at www.rvcact.com/LLHM24.

Their determination is truly inspiring and so far, they have raised over £3,500! With every step, they are helping us to advance veterinary medicine and change the lives of critically ill animals. A big thank you to our team for their tireless training and fundraising.

Photos from Royal Veterinary College Animal Care Trust's post 04/04/2024

This we’re giving a shoutout to the SU Photography Club. Their Wildlife Photography Exhibition raised over £100! Maximilien, a RVC student and photographer, wanted to support the teaching and learning experience at the RVC by fundraising for us. He told us:

“I spend a lot of time on my photography, and it was satisfying to see everyone appreciating my art. I was surprised that people liked the more subtle and mysterious pictures, like the picture of a deer's antlers lost in the bush.”

If you have a special talent why not turn it into a fundraiser? Email [email protected] if you’d like our help to get an event off the ground.

You can discover more of Maximilien's photography at maximilienbozon.com.

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Photos from Royal Veterinary College Animal Care Trust's post 02/04/2024

In 19 days, our very own Prof. Dan Chan will run the London Marathon! As the Professor of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine he understands how vital blood donations are and is running to support our Blood Donor Programme. You can sponsor Dan at rvcact.com/DanChanLondonMarathon

"Ever since I joined the RVC almost 19 years ago, I’ve been a passionate supporter of the RVC's Blood Donor Programme. Working in the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals I've seen first-hand how blood donations help pets every single day. When I heard that the RVC Animal Care Trust was fundraising to build the Blood Donor team a new home, I knew I had to help. I only started running this past year, so running the London Marathon is a huge challenge but I know the money raised will make a big difference. Every runner in the London Marathon has a story to tell, a promise to keep and a cause to champion. I’m delighted to run for a cause I believe in and to raise awareness about pet blood donation. I know I’ll feel a sense of pride when I step into the Blood Donor team’s new home. If anyone can donate to my JustGiving page please do"

We'll be sharing exciting news of our upcoming Blood Donor Appeal in our Paws & Hooves magazine. So watch this space!

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28/03/2024

Paws & Hooves Bitesize has sprung into your inbox with exciting news! Our new film is ready to watch. Sharing Marty's remarkable recovery, it shows how our charity helps the RVC to save more lives every day. Inside, you can watch Marty's film and get a glimpse behind the scenes. You can download our legacy brochure to find out how to create a legacy to support the advancement of veterinary medicine for years to come. Plus, find out about our inspirational runners, who will be running iconic races in April (including our very own Dan Chan!). Missed out? Join our mailing list and you’ll never miss out again! Visit www.rvcact.com/mailinglist Flix VR / FILMS The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) Queen Mother Hospital for Animals

26/03/2024

The RVC’s free Pet Epilepsy Tracker app is an interactive way to manage your dog's epilepsy. You can download it for Android devices at rvcact.com/epilepsytrackergoogle or for Apple devices at rvcact.com/epilepsytrackerapple

Our app helps you to:

• monitor seizures - their frequency and what happens during and after them
• log medications
• set up medication reminders
• record your pet's details - information about their epilepsy and any questions you may want to ask your vet
• learn about epilepsy - how to identify different types of seizures and what to do during a seizure.

You can export the information for your vet. Plus you can opt to share it anonymously with the RVC to contribute to canine epilepsy research.

Thanks to our supporters we helped fund this app - thank you for helping us make a difference to epileptic dogs and their owners.

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC)

Photos from Royal Veterinary College Animal Care Trust's post 26/03/2024

It’s . A day when thousands of people come together to fundraise and support people living with epilepsy. Did you know that with your help, we support the RVC’s Centre for Excellence for canine epilepsy? Thanks to your kind donations we provided funding for PhD student, Sarah, who’s investigating how behavioural interventions may help with the management of canine epilepsy. Her research could help improve the quality of life for . Sarah told us:

“The ACT funding has been really exciting. Epilepsy is complex and has a variety of impacts for dogs and their owners. It’s important for us to learn more about these so we can help find ways to manage them. It’s been very rewarding to work on this study, and I’m grateful to the dogs and their owners who’ve taken part in the trial.”

We'd also like to thank all the dogs and their owners who took part in the trial (including Kodi and Bella pictured).

To find out more about how we support research at the RVC please visit www.rvc.ac.uk/act/what-we-do/research

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC)

Photos from Royal Veterinary College Animal Care Trust's post 23/03/2024

Bonnie is described by her family as ‘the most wonderful puppy’ so for we’re sharing her remarkable story. When Bonnie was 6 months old, vets discovered a hole in her heart and an abnormal mitral valve which prevented her blood from pumping in the right direction. Told that Bonnie’s lifespan would be short, Donna ‘carried Bonnie to bed that evening thinking she was going to die’.

Not giving up hope, Donna sought a second opinion at the RVC. Corrective surgery was no small feat and required specialist . Bonnie also needed a blood and plasma transfusion, provided through the RVC’s Blood Donor Service.

With your generosity we funded key equipment used in Bonnie’s care. From the ultrasound and oxygen kennel she needed, to our ongoing support of the Blood Donor team. Donna said: “I don’t know if I’ll ever find the right words to thank the Animal Care Trust supporters enough. Without funding for research and equipment for the RVC’s Cardiology Service, we wouldn’t have Bonnie with us today”.

For more stories of pets making remarkable recoveries, join our mailing list at rvcact.com/mailinglist.

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22/03/2024

A new educational resource is helping budding horse vets. The equine limb teaching model enables students to assemble replicas of bones, ligaments, tendons and cartilages into their correct anatomical position using a system of sockets and plugs. The model helps explain soft tissue injuries and diagnostic imaging findings. Funded by RVC Alumni, it's bringing anatomy textbooks to life. Find out more about the impact of the RVC Alumni Fund at www.rvcact.com/RVCAlumniFundReport22-23

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21/03/2024

On National Memory Day, we reflect on the special memories we hold of our pets who can sadly no longer be with us. For six years the leaves on our Memory Tree have celebrated our pets. The memories we keep safe in our minds and our hearts help comfort us. Pets are a huge part of our lives, they are part of our family. On Memory Day, we reflect on how important our memories are, and how the gift of memory can help keep our loved ones close by. Find out more about the impact of our Memory Tree at ww.rvcact.com/memorytree

Photos from Royal Veterinary College Animal Care Trust's post 15/03/2024

We've co-funded RVC research into dental disease in rabbits and the results are out. Researchers compared a random sample of 2,219 confirmed cases of dental disease against 117,890 rabbits without recorded dental disease and found that:

🐇 it affects 1 in 7 companion rabbits under primary veterinary care in the UK
🐇 lop-eared rabbits are not significantly at greater risk (compared to erect-eared rabbits)
🐇 rabbits with brachycephalic skull shapes are not at greater risk (compared to normocephalic skull shapes)
🐇 the most significant risk factors are older age (5 years+) being male and having a low body weight

Nadja Hale, Head of ACT Fundraising said, "One of our aims is to improve animal health through research. Rabbits are understudied, and both aural and dental diseases can be chronic and painful for them. We were delighted to be able to support this project into dental disease in rabbits and collaborate with the British Rabbit Council to help them develop guidance to improve rabbit welfare."

Read the full story at rvc.ac.uk/act/act-news

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC)

14/03/2024

It’s World Kidney Day, so let’s celebrate the dialysis machine we funded – thanks to you! Without dialysis it is likely Marty would have died after a bacterial infection resulted in kidney failure when he was just ten weeks old.

The dialysis machine acted as an artificial kidney, removing toxins, waste products and excess fluid. Marty received three rounds of dialysis, two blood donations and antibiotics and has now recovered from this life-threatening condition. Owners Mike and Lizzy are ‘over the moon to have him home’.

The RVC Queen Mother Hospital for Animals is the only centre in the UK to provide dialysis for small animals.
Read Marty’s full story in our Paws & Hooves magazine at https://rvcact.com/Marty

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Supporting future veterinary professionals 08/03/2024

Let’s celebrate our remarkable women! Sally, who was awarded an ACT scholarship told us, “Never underestimate female excellence or give up on your dreams to become a veterinarian”. We are delighted to award scholarships to promising individuals like Sally. Scholarships are made possible through gifts in wills. You too can for generations to come. Find out how at www.rvcact.com/GiftsInWillsSupportStudents The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) RVC Students' Union

Supporting future veterinary professionals Support aspiring veterinary students and scientists.

Supporting future veterinary professionals 08/03/2024

To women scientists worldwide, Happy International Women’s Day! Molly, who was awarded an ACT Scholarship, told us, “I’d like to remind future Women in STEM that anything is possible”. Molly overcame obstacles to her education with help from a generous legacy donation from an RVC graduate. Gifts in wills , they help budding scientists to reach their potential and follow their dreams. Discover how you can create opportunities, foster talent and build a more inclusive society at www.rvcact.com/GiftsInWillsSupportStudents The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) Royal Veterinary College Alumni RVC Students' Union

Supporting future veterinary professionals Support aspiring veterinary students and scientists.

Paws & Shoes Dog-walking Challenge 07/03/2024

Our Paws & Shoes Challenge invites dogs and their owners to walk for 1,000 minutes over four weeks to raise money for the RVC Small Animal Referrals Hospital in Hertfordshire. Sign up and receive a welcome gift, weekly tracker and fundraising pack. Join today and start your tailwagging adventure! Find out more at www.rvcact.com/PawsAndShoesWinter

Paws & Shoes Dog-walking Challenge Raise money for the RVC's Small Animal Referrals Hospital with every step you take

02/03/2024

With your help we support pet blood donors at the RVC. Find out more about this life-saving service by joining our mailing list at rvcact.com/mailinglist

Photos from Royal Veterinary College Animal Care Trust's post 01/03/2024

Buddy recently retired from the RVC Blood Donor Service so this we’re giving this special dog a shout-out!

Buddy’s owner, Matt, told us “The Blood Donor Team are incredible; I honestly can’t speak highly enough of the work they do and the care they give. The thought that my beautiful goofy boy has helped other dogs to live longer lives feels incredible”.

Our next Paws & Hooves magazine will celebrate the Blood Donor Teams’ 20th anniversary. Get your copy by joining our mailing list at www.rvcact.com/mailinglist.

Did you know that you help us give blood donors, like Buddy, a bed when they retire? It's our little way to say thank you.

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) Queen Mother Hospital for Animals

29/02/2024

The wait is over, Paws & Hooves Bitesize has landed in your inbox! Look inside to discover how gifts in wills changes lives. Get a sneak peek of a heart surgeon's view and find out about our exciting funding ventures. Plus, we ask you for a favour – one which involves blu tack or a drawing pin! Can you think what it might be? Missed out? Sign up to our mailing list and you’ll never miss out again! Visit www.rvcact.com/mailinglist
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26/02/2024

Aimee and Rocco took on our Paws & Shoes Challenge and they've already raised £613 for the RVC Small Animal Referrals Hospital! Rocco has been a patient of the hospital for over 2 years and it's their special way to give something back. If you think you and your dog can walk for 1,000 minutes in 4 weeks, sign up today! Visit www.rvcact.com/PawsAndShoesWinter The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) Royal Veterinary College Alumni RVC Students' Union Mother Hospital for Animals

23/02/2024

Voting closes today! It's your last chance to help us win £5,000! Visit www.rvcact.com/specialdraw. The form is pre-populated with our charity name to make it quick and easy. THE ROYAL VETERINARY COLLEGE ANIMAL CARE TRUST (Charity No. 281571) needs you!

22/02/2024

A new GE Vivid iq cardiology ultrasound will increase the capacity of the RVC Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Service at the RVC Small Animal Referrals Hospital. Read the full news story at rvcact.com/cardiologyultrasound

22/02/2024

Today is Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day. The RVC Small Animal Referrals Hospital is currently the only place in the UK to perform mitral valve surgeries. Our charity has funded a new advanced cardiac ultrasound system for the RVC’s Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Service, which helps the team treat more cardiac patients. Thank you for helping us fundraise for this equipment. Visit https://rvcact.com/cardiologyultrasound to find out more. The Royal Veterinary College (RVC)

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The London Marathon is this Sunday! Dan Chan, our Professor of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine is running in suppor...
On National Memory Day, we reflect on the special memories we hold of our pets who can sadly no longer be with us. For s...
With your help we support pet blood donors at the RVC. Find out more about this life-saving service by joining our maili...
A new GE Vivid iq cardiology ultrasound will increase the capacity of the RVC Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Serv...
Today is Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day. The RVC Small Animal Referrals Hospital is currently the only place in the U...
On National Love Your Pet Day become a Tailwagger to help sick pets. Visit rvcact.com/tailwagger #nationalloveyourpetday
Visit rvcact.com/PawsAndShoesWinter
Do you know someone who is studying for their Science GCSEs? The RVC is running a FREE online course, over 5 consecutive...
With warm wishes this festive season
On World Pet Memorial Day we'd like to share this video from the unveiling of our Memory Tree 5 years ago. The leaves on...
Our Memory Tree in the RVC's Queen Mother Hospital for Animals

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