Zoetis has announced the winners of its awards to recognise the contribution of veterinary practices and the commitment shown by vet nursing students to the extramural studies programme (EMS) at the University of Bristol.

The awards, comprising academic book vouchers, were presented at the University’s RCVS ceremony after graduation earlier this month.

Dana Flint, BSc Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Science, won the award for the most engaged veterinary nursing student on EMS placement. Dana showed great engagement with the EMS process of finding and booking suitable placements. She had good communication skills with the EMS office throughout.

Meanwhile, The Rowe Veterinary Hospital in Bristol won the students’ award for most supportive veterinary nursing placement practice 2019. Comments received from students included: ‘They helped me not only complete my nursing progress log but finish it early’. ‘The whole team were so supportive and they were happy to help with anything’. ‘They boosted my confidence so much….and made me feel like one of the team’.

Sarah Heming, Director of Public Affairs and Customer Relations at Zoetis said: "Zoetis has a high focus on supporting the professional advancement of the veterinary profession. We are proud sponsors of the EMS Recognition Awards for Bristol University alongside other initiatives such as the Young Vet of the Year Awards in partnership with the British Veterinary Association.

"The initial stages of a veterinary career are pivotal so helping winning individuals to invest in academic or professional resources to support their continued development in practice can be very beneficial. We would also like to formally thank the winning practices for their invaluable commitment and support."

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