Qatar Foundation Chairperson HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser officially opened the Equine Veterinary Medical Center (EVMC) – a regional facility designed to provide the highest calibre of healthcare for horses. The facility will also serve to advance veterinary science.

The Education City-based centre is also a member of Qatar Foundation. To mark its opening this week, HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser was given a tour and an overview into its services, technologies and equine healthcare practices. She also met with members of the team manning the facility and was accompanied by ministers and VIP guests.

 

According to Al Shaqab Executive Director Khalifa Al Attiya, the Arabian horse breed is a respected, admired and much-loved cornerstone of Qatar’s cultural heritage and of the Arab world. The world-class healthcare that the EVMC provides for the horses, which is considered a national and regional symbol, reflects the animal’s enduring and central role in society.

As well as providing an exceptional standard of equine healthcare for horse-owners throughout Qatar and beyond, the centre aims to be at the forefront of creating new knowledge in this field through groundbreaking research, providing opportunities for postgraduate students and scientists, and raising awareness on the veterinary profession in Qatar.

He said that from healthcare, education and innovation, to helping to preserve and promote a vital aspect of Qatari and Arab culture, EVMC reflects the overarching mission of Qatar Foundation, and they are delighted to see the benefits it already brings to the country’s equine community, and the positive response to the services it provides.

EVMC

EVMC houses an equine referral hospital, a veterinary diagnostic laboratory, and a clinical research laboratory, manned by a team of veterinarians employing advanced treatments and techniques to care for horses. Its specialised services include surgery, internal medicine, rehabilitation, dentistry, diagnostic imaging, and pain management, with the centre also offering a round-the-clock emergency service.

EVMC’s research programme is aiming to make scientific advances in the field of equine medicine through collaborations and clinical research projects, while the centre also offers educational programmes. For more information about EVMC, visit evmc.qa.