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The Educational Memorial Programme (EMP)

Please take time to consider donating to the Glasgow EMP. It is an immensely worthwhile programme, investing in and supporting the veterinary surgeons of the future.

The University of Glasgow School of Biodiversity, One Health and Veterinary Medicine (SBOHVM) is dedicated to producing highly skilled, experienced and compassionate veterinary surgeons and nurses. 

Donating your pet’s body to the Glasgow EMP supports the training of future vets and helps further the knowledge of diseases affecting our animal friends. In human medicine, people donate their bodies to science after their death. This altruistic and invaluable act supports the training of healthcare professionals and study of human disease. Similarly pet body donations to veterinary schools are highly valued; their contribution to animal healthcare is infinite and can be used for:

  • Anatomical examination – teaching veterinary students about the structure and function of animal bodies,
  • Pathology training – tuition on the mechanisms behind diseases and the changes caused to the body,
  • Advancing animal healthcare – information gathered during postmortem examinations may be included in approved research studies by clinicians at the SBOHVM which aim to improve our knowledge of disease affecting our pets.

The staff and students of the SBOHVM recognise and understand that each donation is a unique and irreplaceable gift; every animal is treated with dignity and respect.

How the Educational Memorial Programme works

EMP documentation