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New Student Ambassadors for Veterinary Nursing at Barony

We are delighted to welcome some new student ambassadors at Barony for this year. For Veterinary Nursing and Animal Nursing we have Amy Colliar, Rosie Green and Morgan Gray.

Amy, Rosie and Morgan tell us a little about themselves.

My name is Amy Colliar and I am studying BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing at SRUC Barony. From an early age, and most likely since I met my first animal, I knew whatever I grew up to be I wanted to work with animals regardless. I think the power to save and aid a sick animal is incomparable to anything else. There is always a sense of fulfilment when working with animals, being able to see their health improve and knowing your job has been successful in educating the owners. Working with animals brings me a lot of joy as they all have such different characters; this is really interesting to see and can be quite the entertainment!

I’m really excited for the practical side of my course, being able to get to know the animals and put my newly learnt knowledge to practice. I am particularly looking forward to working with the larger animals and on the farm as I come from a farm myself – like home from home! I love how curious the calves are on campus and I can’t wait to work with such friendly animals.

Once I have completed my course with SRUC I would like to go on as a Registered Veterinary Nurse, in a mixed animal practice and ultimately further my skills to become a Veterinary Nurse Practitioner.

My name is Rosie Green and I am a current first year student on the BSc (Hons) degree course for Veterinary Nursing a Barony Campus. Personally, I chose to study this particular course as it has been something I have always wanted to do from a young age. I have no pets of my own so loved being involved with as many animals as possible when I could, and this led me to gaining experience in local vet practices where I just fell in love with the environment and the idea of becoming a veterinary nurse myself.

I am so excited to be part of this year’s class and am most looking forward to the practical elements of the course where we can be more hands on with the animals. This includes being in areas such as the theatre and working alongside our tutors in our animal handing classes.

I also look forward to spending more time with the larger animals, such as the horses and cows, as this is an area I am less experienced in. The course is very full on, however will most definitely be worth it as after I have graduated, I would like to head straight into practice and begin helping as many animals as I can!

My name is Morgan, and I am currently enrolled on the ABC Level 2 Animal Nursing Assistant course. I chose this course because of my passion and love for animals. Having grown up on a farm in South Africa, constantly surrounded by amazing animals, all I have ever wanted to do is help and care for them, so this course is absolutely perfect as it is taking me one step closer to doing just that. Words cannot express how excited I am to get stuck in.

I am a huge biology lover and so cannot wait to learn more about animal anatomy and physiology. However, it is the practicals I am most looking forward to. The handling and care of the incredible animals found in the animal care centre at the Barony Campus, is going to be an amazing and eye opening experience especially since I will be working with animals I have never had the privilege of seeing in real life, let alone working with.

Prior to starting the course, I completed a period of work experience at a busy mixed veterinary practice, which strengthened my resolve to become a registered veterinary nurse. Therefore, once I have completed this course I intend to continue studying and eventually become qualified. I could not be prouder of my decision.

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