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A talented vet at a Penrith practice is officially top of the class after being recognized for her “exceptional” work that combines a degree with a full-time job.
Lottie Helm joined Veterinary Vision in June 2019 and has worked towards a part-time degree in Veterinary Medicine in addition to her daily work at Myerscough College in Preston.
Thanks to her hard work and dedication, Lottie graduated with first-class awards and was also honored with the Lorraine Allan Memorial Award, the student of the year award, for her commitment.
The award is in memory of Dr. Lorraine Allan, Myerscough’s former horse, farrier and animal grooming director, who passed away last year.
The quote from Alison Robinson, Myerscough General Manager and Principal, praised Lottie as a role model for all veterinary nurses who wanted to advance their careers academically and for her “exceptional” dissertation on the use of veterinary nurses.
The 23-year-old, who lives in Penrith, said: “I wasn’t expecting the award at all. When it got in the mail, I didn’t know what it was – my mother had to tell me!
“Veterinary medicine was always something I wanted to do. What we do at Veterinary Vision is very specialized, so I had to learn a lot. You use many of the skills you learned every day.
“You never get twice on the same day, there is always something different.”
When asked how her career is developing, Lottie added: “After five years of studying, there will be an initial break in training. I’m based at Veterinary Vision and I really enjoy it here. I look forward to learning more. ”
For more information on Veterinary Vision, please visit www.veterinaryvision.co.uk or search for Veterinary Vision on social media.
Veterinary Vision with three locations in Penrith, Sunderland and Charnock is part of Linnaeus.
Linnaeus is a community of 44 primary care and 17 referring veterinary practices based in the UK. The group is part of the Mars family of companies and has over 4,000 employees.
Investments in their teams, facilities, equipment, and continued professional development of clinical and non-clinical staff include a two-year graduate development program for the next generation of veterinarians, mental health first aid training for all practices, and comprehensive nurse training programs.