|Helen Molyneux RVN, Head Nurse at Warrington-based Rees Veterinary Centre, has been awarded a Kennel Club Charitable Trust bursary of £1,000 towards the tuition fees for a Diploma in Clinical Veterinary Nursing. It was presented to her by Mike Townsend, the Kennel Club Charitable Trust Chairman, at the recent BVNA Congress. Helen began her career in veterinary nursing in 2001 and has a particular interest in anaesthesia and critical care. She gained her Certificate in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care in 2013. She is also a qualified Pet Health Counsellor and a Clinical Coach to student nurses at the CVS-owned practice.
Commenting on the award of the Kennel Club bursary, she said: “I have just begun studying for my Advanced Nursing Diploma and am proud to have been awarded the bursary as only three are given each year. It will also be of great practical help, enabling me to concentrate on my studies without worrying about tuition fees. Reading the references from my colleagues at Rees Veterinary Centre and within CVS who kindly supported my application made me very proud and I now want to pass the Diploma for them as much as for me.”
Mike Townsend, Chairman of the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, said: “The Kennel Club Charitable Trust has funded Veterinary Nursing Bursaries since 1987 to help defray the costs associated with degree and diploma training. Both students and qualified veterinary nurses are eligible to gain assistance with their studies and continuing professional development with the help of a bursary from the Trust. Congratulations to Helen and CVS on being awarded this bursary. We wish her all the best with her further studies.”
CVS UK Ltd is the largest and fastest-growing mixed practice corporate veterinary group in the UK. Founded in 1999 and run, principally by vets, it employs more than 3,000 staff at its practices and surgeries across the UK and in its related veterinary businesses, including an online pharmacy, three pet crematoriums and five veterinary laboratories.
Key to its success is CVS’ ability to attract ambitious veterinary staff and to invest in their clinical skills, knowledge and in research to drive the profession forward. It also provides the business support to ensure its diverse range of small animal, large animal and equine practices achieve their full potential. CVS’ guiding principles include a commitment to excellence in all aspects of its work and a focus on building long-term relationships with its customers and suppliers. The company works in close partnership with the wider veterinary profession and industry colleagues.