The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

In June 2015, The ALBORADA Trust agreed to fund a five-year veterinary history project, at a total of £387,275, to catalogue and digitise priority books and documents from the collections. After recruitment of two dedicated members of staff, the project has launched an online catalogue of archive material, and a digital collections website, featuring high quality digitised images, freely available for anyone to access. 

Highlights of the digital collection include beautiful watercolours illustrating veterinary practice c1860, the letters and diary of a veterinary officer serving in the Boer War, and two of the oldest veterinary periodicals, published from 1828.

RCVS Knowledge is the charity partner of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Their ambition is to become a global intermediary for evidence based veterinary knowledge by providing access to information that is of immediate value to practising veterinary professionals and directly contributes to evidence based clinical decision-making. They are also custodians of a unique collection of books, documents and artwork illustrating the art and science of veterinary medicine since 1514, and the development of the veterinary profession in Britain since 1783.

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