VETERINARY nurse Ella Sievewright has received a top accolade.
Ella, who works at Ashlands Veterinary Centre in Skipton, was named best student on the Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing course at Myerscough College in Lancashire.
Ella, 18, received the Improve International Award as best student in her cohort.
Her tutor described her as an “outstanding student” after passing all her assessments at the first attempt with impressive results, while helping fellow students along the way.
Ella, from Threshfield, near Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales, always wanted to be a veterinary nurse and joined Ashlands Veterinary Centre in January 2016 shortly after leaving Upper Wharfedale Secondary School.
She spends her days helping with the treatment of sick or injured pets and her responsibilities include preparing animals for surgery, administering drugs, anaesthetics and injections, monitoring animals during operations and giving advice to owners about pet healthcare.
She attended Myerscough College on day release while undergoing training at Ashlands Veterinary Centre, which is part of the VetPartners group.
Ella said: “I love everything about being a veterinary nurse and the big challenge of working in a veterinary practice. We are a great team at Ashlands and all work closely together to support each other.
“I was shocked to win the award, but really delighted after all the hard work of training at the practice at attending college.”
Ella was nominated for the award by her course tutor Rachel Shepherd, who said: “Ella has been an outstanding student throughout her time at Myerscough. She has passed all of her assessments on the first attempt, gaining some fantastic results.
“She has flourished, using her feedback to improve her work and her confidence has grown as a result. We hope to see her embarking on a higher education course in the future as she is more than capable of succeeding at degree level.”
Ella’s clinical coach at Ashlands Veterinary Centre, Amy Thornborrow, said: “Ella is really ambitious to succeed and works very hard so we made sure she was well supported through her exams.
“She is an excellent nurse, who is very practical and conscientious and gets along with everyone.”
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