A Royal opening for Surreys new facilities

15 Feb 2020

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HRH the Princess Royal has officially opened the large animal clinical facilities at Surrey’s School of Veterinary Medicine.

The Large Animal Clinical Skills Facilities comprise state-of-the art teaching aids and simulation models providing students with the opportunity to refine their practical skills. This experience enables students to reach a high level of confidence and proficiency before working with real animal patients.

As part of the official opening, the Princess Royal toured the vet school where she viewed a demonstration of a new equine gut model developed by the Surrey team, which will help understand more about the gut microbiota of horses and how they are affected by diet, disease and medication. She also observed a postmortem examination of a horse.