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MSD Animal Health launched its first Veterinary Nurse Research Bursary, supported by the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) in October 2018, adding to its existing veterinary surgeon and student schemes. One £1000 bursary has been made available to the student or qualified veterinary nurse in the UK with the best research project application. It offers an opportunity to win additional prizes of £1,000 and £500 for the best research project presentations at the MSD Animal Health’s Research Bursary Day in June 2020.
Wendy Nevins, BVNA President commented: “This is a great opportunity for student and qualified veterinary nurses to develop their research skills and contribute to new research in the industry. We would encourage students and qualified veterinary nurses to consider applying and seek support from their lecturers or practices to complete an entry; helping raise the profile of the profession.”
Katie Whalley, veterinary nurse at Chipping Norton Veterinary Hospital, was awarded the first ever MSD Animal Health Veterinary Nurse Research Bursary in 2019. Katie’s award of £1,000 has been made for her research into the use of an ATP bioluminescence meter to monitor cleaning, with the aim of improving hospital hygiene. The research is part of her study towards her Certificate in Surgical Nursing.
Applications for next year’s student and qualified veterinary nurse research bursaries will open in January 2020. The best research project will be encouraged and supported financially to present their research at a relevant UK veterinary conference.