Partnership between RVC, Buckingham Equine Vets Announced

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC), at the University of London, England, announced May 9 a collaboration with Buckingham Equine Vets (BEV) designed to advance the standards of veterinary education and the care of injured and rehabilitating horses, ponies, and donkeys.

The announcement coincides with the opening of BEV's new purpose built and fully equipped equine clinic in Buckinghamshire, England. The collaboration will allow the veterinarians of the future, veterinary nurses, and qualified veterinarians to develop their clinical skills at a modern veterinary practice. At the same time it will offer clients of the Buckingham-based practice the latest diagnostic and treatment services, combined with support from staff in the equine veterinary field at the RVC.

The partnership was formally launched with the opening of the new clinic by Stuart Reid, BVMS, PhD, DVM, Dipl. ECVPH, FRSE, MRCVS, principal of the RVC.

Speaking ahead of the official launch, Reid said, "I am delighted to be officially opening these fantastic new clinical facilities and announcing this innovative new partnership. The combined experience and expertise of the RVC and BEV will undoubtedly result in better learning opportunities for our students and an even higher quality of care for patients."

Josh Slater, PhD, BVM&S, head of the equine medicine and surgery group at RVC, said, "We are proud to be working in partnership with BEV to extend the educational experience of our students in the excellent facilities at BEV. We are excited to be sharing our clinical expertise and facilities with this dynamic, young practice. We see tremendous opportunities and mutual benefits in this partnership and believe it is a model for the future."

Director of BEV, Andrew Wallace, BSc, BVSc, CertEP, MRCVS, added, "To enter into this exciting agreement with the RVC, is a major development for our veterinary practice and we are honored to join in partnership with one of the world's most renowned veterinary institutions. It will enable us to advance further the equine care we provide to our fantastic clients."

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