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Christmas Cat Crisis for Vet Nurse

Megan holding ginger cat Sully

Veterinary Nursing student Megan Davidson had her very own pet crisis during the Christmas holidays when her cat needed major surgery.

Luckily, the 33-year-old from Aberdeenshire who is studying for a Level 3 diploma at SRUC’s Craibstone campus, was able to get Sully treated at Donview Veterinary, where she is doing her placement, before he went on to have surgery at Aberdeen Veterinary Referrals – where she worked last year.

“Over Christmas time my cat Sully wasn’t well and needed major surgery,” she said. “Thankfully, the practice I am at for my placement was amazing in getting to the bottom of his problem and was very helpful and understanding with me having to give extra care to him after his surgery.”

Megan, who had worked in medical research since graduating with a BSc in Animal Care, decided she wanted to retrain after a year working as a referral vet.

“I’ve always worked with animals and this course was a good progression for my career,” she said. “SRUC was close to home and I had heard it was a good place to study.

”The teachers are all really approachable and even though this way of teaching is quite different for everyone, they are still available to help and offer support whenever you need.”


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