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AHT visitor experience is enhanced by new building

Visitors attending training sessions at the Animal Health Trust (AHT) in Newmarket can do so in comfort and style with the opening of a state-of-the-art lecture theatre and conference centre.

The Princess Royal visited the John MacDougall visitors’ centre at the AHT yesterday (10 November) to officially open the £250,000 building (picture right).

AHT assistant chief executive Mark Vaudin, said: “Until now we have not had the facilities to properly provide a fully integrated education programme.

“This new lecture theatre allows us not only to enhance the education programme for our own staff but gives us the opportunity to provide training and education for vets and scientists working in the UK and across the world.”

The converted stable block houses a 60-seat, tiered lecture theatre, equipped with a wall-mounted flat screen and audio-visual system, areas for smaller groups, a coffee shop and a large courtyard.

Each year the AHT hosts more than 20 continuous professional development lectures and practical sessions for veterinary professionals. It also runs genetics courses for dog breeders.

The lecture theatre and conference facility are also available to businesses and individuals to hire.

Contact the AHT on tel: 01638 555648 or email conference.manager@aht.org.uk

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