Veterinary nurses celebrate in style

In the fourth ceremony of its type, more than 30 students received various awards in Animal Nursing and Veterinary Nursing at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise’s (CAFRE) Greenmount Campus recently.

The college is the only centre in Northern Ireland to offer the veterinary nursing course approved by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and competition for places is high.

Dr Sam Kennedy, head of education service, paid tribute to the dedication shown by the students on these programmes saying that he had seldom come across more committed students. Many students travel considerable distances to attend their classes and their attendance records are exemplary. Several among them have to balance substantial family commitments or had even given up professional careers to retrain as veterinary nurses.

Karen Horner from Belfast was first overall on the animal nursing assistant programme and received the veterinary surgeon’s supply company cup. Catherine Davey also from Belfast was first overall on the Level 2 programme and received the Merial Cup. Emma Clarke from Craigavon was first overall on the Level 3 programme and received the Norbrook Cup.

Dr Kennedy advised the veterinary nursing students to seize the many opportunities available to them and to be aware that achievement of a qualification was only the first step and to remember that education never ends.

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 Greenmount Veterinary Nursing Cup Winners: Catherine Davey (Belfast), Karen Horner (Belfast) and Emma Clarke (Hillsborough) showing off their cups at a recent Awards Ceremony at Greenmount. Also included are Dr Sam Kennedy Head of Education Service and Dr Michael Mullan Head of Agriculture Education Branch at CAFRE.

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Vet Nursing Group – Greenmount Veterinary Nursing Award Ceremony: A group of Animal Nursing Assistant students who attended a recent Veterinary Nursing Awards ceremony at Greenmount

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Greenmount Veterinary Nursing Cup Winners: Catherine Davey (Belfast), Karen Horner (Belfast) and Emma Clarke (Hillsborough) showing off their cups at a recent Awards Ceremony at Greenmount. Also included are Dr Sam Kennedy Head of Education Service and Dr Michael Mullan Head of Agriculture Education Branch at CAFRE.

 

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