With the help of our donors we have been able to make a real difference. Our work benefits all species cats, dogs, horses, farm animals and exotics. A major modernisation and expansion programme has been aided by funds raised by the Langford Trust as well as clinical research projects and teaching aids.

The major grant making Trusts who have helped:

Alborada Trust Basil Brown Trust
Childwick Trust CHK Charities Ltd
Dame Violet Wills Trust Ernest Cook Trust
Frank Parkinson Agricultural Trust Fred & Marjorie Sainsbury Charitable Trust
Gibson Family Trusts Hobson Charity
Lord Barnby Foundation Mackintosh Foundation
Marjorie Coote Animal Charity Trust Mary Webb Trust
Michael Davies Charitable Settlement Primrose Trust
Stella Symons Charitable Trust Walter Guinness Charitable Trust

Equipment and Facilities

The most up to date equipment necessary for new advanced techniques is vital but expensive and the facilities for animals undergoing such treatment must be superlative.

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  • Vital equipment within the Intensive Care Unit, Incubator & Microscope for parasitology research, body systems monitor for ICU
  • Small animal ventilator
  • Laparoscopy scopes for cats and dogs
  • Arthroscopy instruments for large and small animals, canine hydrotherapy facility
  • The feline hyperthyroid suite
  • Equine Standing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Wireless digital x-ray equipment
  • Ultrasound imaging for equine musculoskeletal and heart structures
  • Electronic veterinary thermometer with rectal probe for anaesthetised animals
  • Small animal electrocardiograph machine
  • Body systems monitor for intensive care
  • Haptic cow teaching equipment
  • Ewe pregnancy diagnosis probe for an ultrasound scanner
  • Breed’n Betsy pregnancy diagnosis simulator
  • Homogeniser for neonatal pig research


Our proudest moment was when our patron HRH The Duchess of Cornwall officially opened the wonderful Alborada Building. Our Ambassadors and major gift donors were invited to join us at the event and meet, not only our Patron but also the knowledgeable and philanthropic Kirsten Rausing who unveiled the portrait of her much loved and prize winning mare Alborada.

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  • The Marjorie Coote hospital stable yard the Jim Joel treadmill building
  • The Alborada large animal surgery and imaging Suite
  • Completion of the Home of Rest for Horses stable yard
  • The Primrose Trust canine hydrotherapy centre
  • Feline hyperthyroid suite

Animal Welfare

With your help our funding supports animal welfare by improving veterinary knowledge and education and thus diagnosis and treatment for all species.

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  • New surface within the equine indoor riding school
  • Air conditioning unit for the high speed treadmill
  • Small animal ventilator
  • Pig welfare research
  • Equine behaviour studies


Veterinary science and skills are advancing at the same breakneck speed as medical science but are much more complex. Unlike newly qualified doctors, vets must be highly skilled in surgical techniques from day one. It is imperative, therefore, that they have the facilities in which to train to an extremely high level of proficiency. High standards and new technical skills are vitally important for the next generation of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses. This ensures improved health and welfare of all animals, not only in this country but all over the world.

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  • Reference books for the feline unit
  • Haptic cow teaching aid
  • Ewe pregnancy diagnosis probe for an ultrasound scanner
  • Breed’n Betsy pregnancy diagnosis simulator
  • Evaluation of veterinary undergraduates working with cats in the hospital environment
  • Cattle residency within the farm animal practice


We also support clinical research projects to advance science and ensure that the decisions vets make are evidence based. General Practitioners look to vet schools for such information.

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  • Pig welfare project
  • Grants for equine behaviour studies
  • Feline Infectious Peritonitis
  • Platelet function response to anti-platelet therapy in cats with primary idiopathic cardiomyopathies
  • Characterisation of the cellular immunbe phenotype of the cerebrospinal fluid of dogs with meningoencephalomyelitis of unknown origin using flow cytometry
  • Investigating the incidence of, and risk factors for, owner reported signs of feline lower unrinary tract disease (FLUTD) in young pet cats
  • Determining the prevalence of the craniofacial defect mutation in European Burmese cats
  • Feline neutrophilic inflammatory bowel disease
  • Diagnosis of cancer in small animals
  • Neonatal pig research
  • Feline Haemoplasmosis
  • Head shaking in horses
  • Feline hyperthyroidism
  • Mammary cancer in dogs
  • Feline eosinophilic dermatoses
  • Use of computed tomography (CT) for detection of mast cell tumours in the liver and spleen of small animals
  • Canine immune mediated encephalitis
  • Investigating if the individual differences in personality characteristics influence the risk of behavioural and health outcomes in domestic cats
  • Post prescription use of medicines in cattle
  • Reducing the use of veterinary medicines in cattle herds with farmer

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