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Browse our unique, previously inaccessible material of significant historical value to veterinary science. Letters, artwork, case notes, periodicals, and pamphlets covering over 200 years.
Funded by The ALBORADA Trust, RCVS Vet History provides you with incredible access to the veterinary past, with high quality digitised images, made freely available via the Universal Viewer.
The Universal Viewer enables deep zoom of images and offers detailed metadata and links to catalogue entries which are located alongside the images, to provide valuable context to our historic collections.
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Hello! My name Jayna and I have taken over the role of Archive and Digitisation Assistant from Helena. My role is to carry on in assisting in the digitisation and online accessibility of documents within the archive and historical book collection. I am currently in the process of obtaining my Diploma in Archives and Records
RCVS VET HISTORY is an RCVS Knowledge initiative, for the preservation and promotion of the historical collections of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, made possible with the support of The Alborada Trust.
The Alborada Trust is a charitable trust founded in 2001. Its aims are the funding of medical and veterinary causes, research and education – and the relief of poverty and human and animal suffering, sickness and ill-health. Charity Registration No 1091660
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Trust (trading as RCVS Knowledge) is a registered Charity No. 230886. Registered as a Company limited by guarantee in England and Wales No. 598443.
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