Nine final year veterinary students are celebrating after completing the University of Bristol’s four-week Feline Elective Course, which took place at Langford Vets’ Feline Centre. The students all spent time in the Feline Centre where they attended a variety of seminars with guest speakers and produced a case report on an interesting feline patient they had seen. The students also visited a large Cats Protection shelter to learn first-hand about shelter medicine. It was a great experience for both students and clinicians.
International Cat Care (iCatCare) sponsored part of the Feline Elective Prize with a year’s membership of the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM), the charity’s veterinary division; this was won by Kate Gregory, who also received the BSAVA Manual of Feline Practice, donated by BSAVA and a pediatric stethoscope donated by Dechra. A runner-up prize, donated by MSD, of the book The Cat, was awarded to Shelby Pontin. All students also received superb iCatCare goodie bags. The prize-giving took place on 4 May, and the occasion was celebrated with feline-themed cakes and cookies baked by the students.
This year's nine final year veterinary students who took part in the University of Bristol Feline Elective, with staff from the Langford Vets’ Feline Centre and Sarah Collins from International Cat Care
2018 Feline Elective Prize winner Kate Gregory (left) and runner-up Shelby Pontin (right) with their prizes
A selection of the feline-themed cakes and cookies, baked by the students