Eight final year veterinary students are celebrating after completing the University of Bristol’s three-week Feline Elective Course which took place at Langford Veterinary Services’ 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 Becky Westmore, who also received a paediatric Littman stethoscope, kindly donated by CEVA. A runner-up prize, donated by BSAVA, of a BSAVA Manual of Feline Practice, was awarded to Olivia Minter. All students also received superb iCatCare goodie bags, which each included a copy of the ISFM Guide to Feline Stress and Health. The prize-giving took place on April 7, and the occasion was celebrated with feline-themed cakes and cookies baked by the students.
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The eight final year veterinary students who took part in the 2017 Feline Elective
Becky Westmore, winner of the 2017 Feline Elective Prize, presented with her certificate by Eve Davies from International Cat Care
Abi Tansley from International Cat Care, presents Olivia Minter with her runner-up certificate
This year's eight final year veterinary students who took part in the University of Bristol Feline Elective, with staff from the Langford Veterinary Services' Feline Centre and Eve Davies and Abi Tansley from International Cat Care
Notes to editors:
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.