Trainee vet Hayley honoured by cat charity

Hayley McFarlane award winning vet student (s)

Hayley McFarlane award winning vet student (s)

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A veterinary student from Clitheroe is purring with pride after being named as the runner up in UK’s leading cat charity’s annual awards.

Hayley McFarlane (24) was runner up in the Cats Protection Extra Mural Studies (EMS) Awards which gives veterinary students the chance to gain invaluable work experience and write about it.

It was Hayley’s report entitled Feline shelter medicine principles for the vet in general practice which she wrote after working for the Cats Protection charity that secured her position.

Hayley, a student at the University of Bristol and former pupil of Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, said: “I am really pleased to be named as runner up. I felt privileged to spend time with Cats Protection learnihg about how the principles of feline shelter medicine can help vets in general practice.

“The charity’s veterinary guide is a really useful took for vets dealing with new cats coming in to a practice environment and its guidelines help improve cat welfare, reduce the cat population an education owners on their cat’s needs.”

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity and helps over 205,000 cats each year.