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Veterinary Nursing students awarded funding by VetFinders

Date: 4th November 2020

York-based recruitment agency committed to giving back to the community

Two Foundation Degree Veterinary Nursing students from University Centre Askham Bryan have been awarded funding by VetFinders, a York-based recruitment agency that specialises in employment of all levels to vet practices, animal hospitals and charities throughout the UK. The students, Jessica Graham and Larissa Lawlor, will receive £750 each. The students were selected by answering a questionnaire about how the money would help with the final year of their degree study which requires them to complete a work placement with a veterinary practice.

Chris Worthington, Managing Director of VetFinders says, “As a leading supplier of permanent and locum candidates throughout the UK, we are a mission-driven business set up with two clear goals: one, to place people in their dream roles, and the other, to give back to the industry we love.  We donate 25% of all profits to charitable causes and in the spirit of giving back, we have decided to work with Askham Bryan College to sponsor two of their veterinary nursing students over their placement year. We feel it’s a fantastic opportunity for VetFinders to help the nurses of the future and look forward to working with Askham Bryan College now and in the future.”

Jessica Graham says, “The sponsorship from VetFinders will allow me to buy specific books towards my study. I've been working within the hydro and physiotherapy facilities at my placement practice which has sparked an interest in plans to eventually work in a mixed practice with small, large and exotic animals.”

Larissa Lawlor says, “I am very grateful for the sponsorship money.  it will be used towards taking time off from my part-time job to focus on my required programme placement work and savings for a new stethoscope.”

Sarah Reynolds, Head of Department for Veterinary Nursing at Askham Bryan College says, “We are really thrilled to be working with Vetfinders and grateful for their generous funding which will help our students to complete their placement year as part of their Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing .”

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