Royal welcome for the Langford Trust's first patron
Press release issued: 29 October 2007
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall will visit the University of Bristol Veterinary School on Tuesday, November 6, in her capacity as Patron of the Langford Trust for Animal Health and Welfare.
The aim of the Langford Trust is to encourage public education in animal health and welfare while developing and implementing methods of livestock production conducive to the health and welfare of animals.
To achieve this, the policy of the Langford Trust is to raise funds that can be used solely to benefit the University’s Department of Clinical Veterinary Science at Langford.
The Langford Trust’s current joint appeal, with the University, is to raise £2.5 million for a new equine and farm animal surgical facility, a ‘state of the art’ surgical building for the treatment of sick horses and farm animals.
The proposed building will complete the development of the Bristol Equine Centre, which will provide the best possible medical and surgical treatment for all patients, as well as improving the training of veterinary and veterinary nursing undergraduates and postgraduates for generations to come.
Sir David Wills Bt, Chairman of the Langford Trust, said: “We were delighted when The Duchess of Cornwall accepted our invitation to become the Trust’s first Patron.
“The Trust wants to continue to help Bristol University’s Vet School remain at the top of British veterinary education and we feel the visit by HRH the Duchess of Cornwall will help the Langford Trust for Animal Health and Welfare in many ways.”
Further informationHer Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall will visit:
the EQUINE CENTRE where she will see clinical activity and associated teaching including the dental examination of a horse, a nerve block examination, a demonstration by a horse on a treadmill exercise, together with an explanation of performance evaluation and visit patients in stables;
the CANINE HYDROTHERAPY UNIT where she will see a dog in the water treadmill and pool to understand the function and purpose of hydrotherapy;
the RADIOLOGY UNIT where she will witness a demonstration of an ultrasound examination, hear about the need to develop digital imaging and view the existing large animal theatre.
The Langford Trust was founded in 1990, following recognition of the need to improve facilities at Bristol University’s Department of Clinical Veterinary Science, in order to accommodate an increase in the number of undergraduate veterinary and veterinary nursing students, by expanding both clinical facilities and teaching space.