9:51 am in News by Jonathan (Vetstart Editor)
MSD Animal Health Connect and Equine Connect bursaries now open for 2013
The Connect Bursary allows UK veterinary students to perform independent research during summer and is an excellent way for veterinary students to study abroad or begin projects they could never otherwise afford to take part in.
Both bursaries are worth £1000 and three overall winners will be eligible for a share of an additional £6000 prize fund.
For more information contact Paul Jennings by calling 01694 731777 or by e-mail.
More details can also be found at MSD.
12:13 pm in News by Jonathan (Vetstart Editor)
Kansans can use their vehicles to show they support pets.
Revenue from a new “I’m Pet Friendly” license plate will be used to reduce the stray animal population. Proceeds from the sale of the plates will support scholarships for Kansas State veterinary students who will work with local animal shelters, particularly in spay/neuter programs.
With a one-time production fee of $45.50 and an annual donation of $50, the new plate can be picked up at county tag offices across the state.
The dean of Kansas State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Ralph Richardson, says the program can help improve the quality of animal health throughout the state.
Read more at KWCH.
3:05 pm in Jobs, News by Jonathan (Vetstart Editor)
What’s it like doing part-time work while studying, and how can you go about finding a part-time job that benefits your career?
Seaholm High School Student Voice have published a series of reports from students that work part time, including a student who works part-time at a veterinary hospital.
The full list includes information on pay, hours and what each student actually does in the workplace.
12:12 pm in News, Veterinary Schools by Jonathan (Vetstart Editor)
Recognising the importance of training future generations of vets, Pfizer has offered a sizeable contribution to Purdue University in America to promote education and awareness, offering students greater access and resources to the profession this summer.
More funding for veterinary schools is always a welcome sight. Please read more for the full story.
11:43 am in News by Jonathan (Vetstart Editor)
The three major issues presented at the BVA Welsh Dinner revolved around the government’s apprehension in carrying out advice from the industry, and a welcome change to tuition fees for Welsh students. Whilst tuition fee funding is welcome news, why is the government ignoring the veterinary community’s advice on TB and poor breeding practice?
Read more for the full BVA release.