Providing bursaries to the BVNA has be a priority of the KCCT for many years
Pictured here is Cheryl Ward, accepting her bursary for her FdSc Veterinary Nursing Degree at Nottingham Trent University.
Previous recipients of the bursary have reported on how important the funding has been to them in their career development in the veterinary profession:
"The BVNA Kennel Club Charitable Trust Degree Bursary has helped immensely this year, as living away from home somewhere other than university was a new experience that was amazing but also came with extra costs, and the bursary has helped with day-to-day costs of travel, food, and bills as well as with purchasing uniforms for placement.
My placement year has taught a lot about myself as well as the veterinary industry, especially in areas such as mental health and the benefits of working as a team to uphold a high standard of care to all our patients. Though there are still areas I recognise I need to work on, I am looking forward to my 4th year at university, to continue gaining knowledge in areas such as anaesthesia and exotic animal nursing as well as looking into complementary therapies that can be used in addition to surgical and medical treatments to benefit the patient. The bursary will continue to be a great help as I enter my last year of university and I am grateful and thankful for it."