Queen Visits Vet School, Sees Old Horse Friend

The Queen of England, along with her husband Prince Philip, opened a veterinary school at the University of Surrey.

The University of Surrey is home to a new £45 million ($70 million U.S.) veterinary school. Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip attended the official opening. The royal couple toured the grounds, which included meeting the academics and students, watching demonstrations of the teaching space and animal handling, as well as viewing the animals in the livestock pens, equine examination area and stables, Get Surrey reports.

During the visit, the Queen was reunited with Mary Tudor, a horse she knew from the Royal Mews, Express UK reports. Both Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip seemed to enjoy their visit, making jokes and showing concern for a dog whose treatment involved running on a treadmill.

The opening of the school is an important milestone for students hoping to become veterinarians. Take a look at one such student has to say about the school:

We’re guessing that with such enthusiasm for the program, the Queen and Prince Philip were happy to be a part of the opening.

Leave a Comment


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Sign-up for your account with Veterinary Practice News. Your account gives you unlimited free access to our Newsletter Archives and our Digital Editions of Veterinary Practice News.
Please check the box below to confirm you would like to be added to Kenilworth Media’s various e-mail communications (includes e-newsletters, a survey now and then, and offers to the veterinarian industry*).

Leave this empty:

*We do not sell your e-mail address to 3rd parties, we simply forward their offers to you. Of course, you always have the right to unsubscribe from any communications you receive from us, should you change your mind in the future.