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Top honour for vet nurse

Veterinary nurse Hayley Walters has been honoured by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) for her exceptional contribution to her profession.

Hayley Walters

Ms Walters is the Anaesthesia and Welfare Veterinary Nurse at the University’s Hospital for Small Animals and Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education (JMICAWE).

She received the RCVS Veterinary Nursing Golden Jubilee Award in recognition of her teaching, clinical and international outreach work.

Gold standard

Ms Walters has responsibilities for assisting with anaesthesia and for training veterinary surgeon and veterinary nurse students in all aspects of animal welfare, handling and pain management.

She has worked with international partners including Animals Asia and Dogs Trust (Bosnia and Herzegovina), and through her work with JMICAWE has supported University outreach projects in Asia and India.

Hayley was chosen because of her extensive work above and beyond her normal role as a registered veterinary nurse (RVN) with regard to animal welfare in the UK and internationally. She clearly demonstrates a gold standard ambassadorial role for the RVN.

Kathy KissickChair of RCVS Veterinary Nurses Council

Outstanding service

The Golden Jubilee Award was launched in 2011 to mark the 50th anniversary of the first RCVS veterinary nursing training scheme and to recognise outstanding service to the profession.

Ms Walters will be presented with her award in July.