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Queen Mother Hospital for Animals


The student would be expected to fully immerse themselves into the emergency and critical care rotations at the QMH. The QMH is a small animal hospital dealing with mostly dogs and cats. We are a referral hospital receiving both secondary and tertiary referrals from veterinary practitioners. We also have a first-opinion emergency service that runs evnenings/nights and all day weekends. The student would have clinical experience including consultations, clinical skills such as IV placement and blood sampling, clinical examinations and evaluation and investigation of patients presenting to the ECC service. This list is no exhaustive. We are a teaching hospital and therefore the student would have a similiar experience to our undergraduate students studying on the BVetMed programme at the RVC.


Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available

We have 90 vets working at the QMH in a number of specialities. There are 12 interns and 30 residents. We have specialists (board certified) in medicine, oncology, dermatology, emergency and critical care, neurology, soft tissue surgery and orthopaedics, anaesthesia, radiology, ophthalmology and cardiology. We have active training programmes for residents in most of these specialities (excepting ophthalmology).

Educational Resources

  • We have a fully stocked library on site containing books required for veterinary training.
  • We have all the major journals in stock in the library and on-line accesss.
  • We have rounds twice a day for the undergraduate students.
  • There are active CPD programes run on site for practicing veterinary surgeons and residents.


  • The student would be expected to immerse themselves in the ECC rotations.
  • They would be expected to take responsibility for their own learning.
  • They should take on responsibility for the care of cases in the ICU and through the emergency service and be responsible for their patient's care whilst they were in the hospital and owner contact (when appropriate).
  • They would be expected to attend student rounds and behave professionally with all members of staff and students.

Student Supervision

The student will be supervised at all times whilst in the hospital. We have veteriarians in attendance in the hospital 24 hours a day.



Practice Information

Queen Mother Hospital for Animals
Royal Veterinary College
Hawkshead Lane
North Mymms Hatfield
Hertfordshire AL9 7TA U.K

Ph: +441707666366
Fax: +441707649384


Updated: 10/5/09
Signature on file: Sophie Adamantos

Hertfordshire U.K.
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