Veterinary Nurse wins international research award
Michelle Farrow is the first veterinary nurse to win the award.

Michelle Farrow celebrated for canine health research.

Michelle Farrow, a student at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has been announced as the winner of the Postgraduate Student Inspiration Award, part of The Kennel Club's International Canine Health Awards.

A Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Science graduate of the University of Bristol, Michelle is currently undertaking a Master by Research degree at the RVC.

The award was presented in honour of Michelle's research on how online information sourcing potentially influences owners when deciding about whether to seek veterinary care for dogs exhibiting clinical signs of disease.

This research includes a novel interactive survey which explores how owners make decisions about when to seek veterinary care, and the findings of this will support veterinary understanding of owner perception and the influence of the internet.

On winning the award, Michelle commented: “I am humbled and honoured to be the first Veterinary Nurse to win the International Canine Health Awards Postgraduate Student Inspiration Award. 

“My clinical experience as a Veterinary Nurse has really enhanced and informed my current research work, which is why I believe that Veterinary Nurses can be a real asset to research, bringing new and challenging perspectives.”

Set to be presented in a virtual ceremony on Wednesday 28 September, the award will see Michelle receive £10,000 for her research.

Chairman of the International Canine Health Awards, Dr Andrew Higgins, said: “Michelle is the first Veterinary Nurse to win an Award and the judges were very impressed by her enthusiasm and dedication. 

“I have no doubts that she will go forward teaching and inspiring future generations of nurses and other veterinary professionals on the health and welfare of dogs. 

“I would like to offer my congratulations to Michelle on receiving the Postgraduate Student Inspiration Award 2022 and I am looking forward to hearing more of the plans to promote the Veterinary Nurses in Research initiative.”

Further information on the International Canine Health Awards can be found on The Kennel Club website.


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