Equine practice joins with Royal Veterinary College

Buckingham Equine Vets and the Royal Vetinary College open faciltiy in Wicken  - from left - Andrew Wallace, BEV director, Philip Ivens, BEV director, Professor Stuart Reid, Principal of the Royal Veterinary College.
Buckingham Equine Vets and the Royal Vetinary College open faciltiy in Wicken - from left - Andrew Wallace, BEV director, Philip Ivens, BEV director, Professor Stuart Reid, Principal of the Royal Veterinary College.

A veterinary practice which has served the Advertiser and Review region since the 1940s has teamed up with the country’s largest and longest standing independent veterinary schools.

Maids Moreton’s Buckingham Equine Vets started off taking care of farm animals in the region during the second world war, but since 2005 has specialised in equine care.

This month it announced a collaboration with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) at the same time as launching a purpose built and fully equipped equine clinic in Wicken, near Deanshanger.

The collaboration will allow the vets of the future, veterinary nurses, and qualified vets 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 world-leading experts in the equine veterinary field at the Royal Veterinary College.

Director of BEV, Andrew Wallace said: “To enter into this exciting agreement with the RVC, is a major development for our veterinary practice and we are honoured to join in partnership with one of the world’s most renowned veterinary institutions.”

Over 200 vets graduate from the RVC each year and its Equine Referral Hospital near Potters Bar is internationally renowned.

Professor Stuart Reid, Principal of the RVC cut the ribbon on the Wicken facility last Thursday.

He said: “ 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.”