The calendar is designed to raise money for the university’s Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital, which needs £2 million for key equipment. The Cancer Therapy Unit is in urgent need of expansion and the hospital wants to buy a radiotherapy machine, replacing the current one which is more than 30 years old.
Fiona Jacobs, who organized the shoot and posed for the calendar, said the models braved chilly temperatures as they held their risque poses.
“As you’d no doubt guess from seeing the pictures from this year’s calendar, we had a fantastic time making it, although it was pretty cold up on the farm I can tell you,” she said.
“We are all very happy to be involved in producing something fun and light-hearted, which could potentially help us raise a large amount of money for a very worthy cause.”
The hospital is entirely reliant on donations for veterinary treatment, education and research because it receives no government funding.
By selling the calendar for £9, the students hope they can emulate the success of The Women’s Institute when their poses with sticky buns and knitting needles raised thousands of pounds and inspired a Hollywood film starring Helen Mirren.
The calendar is available from the University of Cambridge Veterinary School Trust, Cambridge, on 01223 764475.