This year's University of Bristol Feline Elective ran for three weeks in Langford Veterinary Services’ Feline Centre. The seven final year veterinary students all spent time in the Feline Centre, 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.
International Cat Care sponsored part of the Feline Elective Prize with a year’s membership of the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM), its veterinary division; this was won by Jorden Collins, who also received the ‘BSAVA Manual of Feline Practice; a foundation manual’, donated by the BSAVA. A runner-up prize, donated by Dechra, of a Littman stethoscope, was awarded to Richard Sparrow. All students also received superb iCatCare goodie bags, which each included a copy of ISFM’s brand new guide to ‘Feline Stress and Health’. The prize giving took place on April 29, and the occasion was celebrated with feline-themed cakes and cookies baked by the students.
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Back row L to R: Hayley McFarlane, Will Truswell, Daniel Lee, Alicia Jones and Alison Barnshaw. Front L to R: Margaret Melling of ISFM; Jorden Collins, winner of the Feline Elective Prize; Richard Sparrow, runner-up; Séverine Tasker of the Feline Centre
Alicia Jones, one of this year’s feline elective students, with her pink feline cake
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About International Cat Care (iCatCare)
A charity dedicated to the health and welfare of cats.
The International Cat Care vision: All cats, owned and unowned, are treated with care, compassion and understanding.
The International Cat Care mission: To engage, educate and empower people throughout the world to improve the health and welfare of cats by sharing advice, training and passion.
About the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM)
ISFM is the veterinary division of International Cat Care. ISFM aims to provide a worldwide resource for veterinarians on feline medicine and surgery.