8th April 2003

 

BACK TO SCHOOL FOR LINCOLN VETS

 

Staff from The Veterinary Hospital in Lincoln have been visiting the new facilities at the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture.

 

Fourteen members of staff from The Veterinary Hospital on Newport spent an evening touring the new purpose-built animal and equine units at the University of Lincoln’s Riseholme Park campus.

 

Students from the school regularly take up work experience placements at The Veterinary Hospital. 

 

In an exchange visit, Rod Murdoch - a partner at the hospital and member of the Industrial Liaison Committee for the school - arranged for the staff to visit the new centre.

 

“The facilities are first-class from the point of view of the animals and also the teaching facilities for the students,” said Mr Murdoch.

 

“We took vets, nurses and receptionists for a visit and they all commented on how extremely well looked after the animals were and how clean the facilities were kept.”

 

Tracy Genever, programme leader for Animal Care at the school, said: “We feel it is important to keep close links with the animal care industry so that our courses are up to date.

 

“Mr Murdoch and his team have allowed our students access to their veterinary hospital in the past and it was nice to be able to return the favour.”

 

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For more information contact: Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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