🏆 Well done to Talitha Johnson, a 2019 graduate from our BSc veterinary nursing programme who was awarded the prize for best poster at the @thebvnaltd Congress in October 📷 Here she is pictured with judges Helen Ballantyne and Charlotte Bullard (photo courtesy of the BVNA)
🎁 A massive thank you to all those current students and staff who have taken part in our '1️⃣2️⃣ days of giving' . They have donated a wide range of items which will be given to @hatfieldfoodbank & @trusselltrust to 'Make a difference this Christmas' to those in need . #foodbanks #poverty #charity #thiscanchange #enoughisenough #getinvolved #teamtrussell #fundraising #christmas
🎄 It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at our Hawkshead campus this evening . ⛪ For everyone based at our Camden campus our annual Christmas Carol concert will also be taking place in St Pancras Old Church at 5.30pm tonight
🎺 This evening the @rvcmusicsoc Brass quintet and @rvcchaplaincy led our Christmas Carol Service at our Hawkshead campus 🔔 Thank you to everyone who attended and we hope it left you feeling Christmassy
Today the RVC welcomed students from St Giles’ CoE Primary School and Little Heath Primary School to plant fifty tree saplings – a mix of native species – forming a new hedgerow at the Hawkshead Campus. . The school students were supported by RVC veterinary students throughout the day as part of @WoodlandTrust ’s Big Climate Fightback 🌳🍃 . A number of the students were selected to take part as they have shown an interest in the climate emergency by undertaking activities such as presenting on climate issues in school assemblies. It may have been a cold and muddy day, but these students will leave a long-lasting mark on our campus. #EveryTreeCounts . The groups also planted bulbs at prominent spots on the campus, including the statue of Duncan’s Horses and at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals’ memorial garden, and assembled bird boxes.
Good luck to our wonderful students who are hard at work taking their exams!
👨🎓 Congratulations to all our Scholars at the RVC. We know you will be fantastic ambassadors for the RVC and the veterinary sector and wish you well with your studies.
🎓 This World Access to Higher Education Day we are committed to breaking down barriers to education #WAHED2019 🚸 We work with young people of all ages to show them that they could be the Vets, Vet Nurses and Scientists of the future ➡️ Read more at: https://rvc.uk.com/for-all
A new technique that can determine joint behaviour in health and in conditions such as osteoarthritis with more accuracy than ever before has been created by researchers. A broad coalition of life and physical scientists from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), Edinburgh Napier University, UCL, Oregon State University (US), 3Dmagination and the Diamond Light Source, have developed this ground-breaking technique. This has important implications given the major social, health and financial burden of osteoarthritis globally. Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes joints to become painful and stiff. Joints respond to and absorb loads over a wide range of scales over a lifetime by deforming or straining our soft tissue and bone structures. The level of deformation or strain is measured on the nanometre scale within structures such as collagen fibres, on the micron scale in chondrocytes, and the macroscale in bones. Previously these strains have only been measured at the sub-millimetre scale in whole joints during loading. This latest work measured these strains with an accuracy of better than 100 nanometres - more than 1,000 times more precisely - in mouse knee joints at different stages during the onset of osteoarthritis. Prior high-resolution imaging methods have been constrained by destructive sample treatments, sample-size restrictions and lengthy scan times. This research was therefore conducted in order to develop a technique which enabled high-resolution imaging and quantification of mechanical strains to help determine a deeper understanding of how our joints react as osteoarthritis progresses. In order to maintain both the integrity of samples, and the quality of the images collected, a high flux ‘pink’ beam was used. This allowed the team to easily visualise features in joints with unprecedented resolution. An indenter and a bespoke loading rig then allowed the team to accurately apply identical, controlled loads to the joints being studied. A code was then developed for digital volume correlation – a method used to quantify 3D strains across the complex structure of the joint. ➡️ Read more at: https://rvc.uk.com/osteoarthritis
🌃 Earlier this week we welcomed over 3️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ people to our Camden campus to experience a #NightAtTheVetCollege 📽️ Visitors had the chance to take part in live experiments, hear expert talks, enjoy animal art and see birds of prey in action
Happy last day of lectures to our fourth year BVetMed students! 🦉🧙♂️⚡️ #RoyalVeterinaryCollege #HarryPotter
📍 Come and visit us on stand M40 at London Vet Show today and tomorrow at ExCeL London 🍷 Royal Veterinary College Alumni can pick up a ticket to join us tonight between 6-8pm The Fox Excel bar for drinks and nibbles and a catch up with RVC staff, colleagues and old classmates ➡️ We also have a full programme of lectures, over the next 2 days at the companion theatres and an advanced Equine programme #VetShow