In 2016, the Royal Veterinary College’s registered charity, Animal Care Trust, raised £630,000 through an appeal celebrating the 30th birthday of the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals. That money has been used to fund a state of the art CT scanner that the RVC says will “revolutionise the treatment of animals at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals.” The scanner has been named the Otter Scanner in honour of a significant donor.
Medical director and professor of emergency and critical care medicine at QMHA, Dan Chan, said: “It is very uncommon such an incredible leap in the care of animals can be achieved with a single innovation. Because of the vast improvement in speed and quality of the images produced by the Otter Scanner, our specialists are now able to obtain much more detailed images of various diseases affecting our patients, so the best possible treatment can be planned. At the RVC, one of our most important missions is to always improve the welfare and care of animals, and this latest innovation is just another example of that commitment. We are forever grateful to all our supporters who have made this possible.”
“Royal Veterinary College's registered charity, Animal Care Trust have used appeal money raised in 2016 to fund a CT Scanner to will "revoluntionise the treatment of animals."“
The RVC said: “It is hoped this modern diagnostic technology will increase the welfare of patients requiring treatment at the hospital. This will happen by improving the speed and quality of scans taking place, as well as reducing the need for an animal to be anaesthetised before being scanned.”