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College congratulates VN on receiving MBE

2 January 2018

Today (Tuesday 2 January 2018) we are congratulating a veterinary nurse who was made a Member of the British Empire in the New Year’s Honours.

Hayley Walters RVN is a Welfare and Anaesthesia Nurse at the University of Edinburgh’s Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education and the Easter Bush Veterinary Centre and was awarded the MBE for services to veterinary education and animal welfare. Hayley was previously the recipient of our Golden Jubilee Award, recognising excellence and inspiration in veterinary nursing, at RCVS Day in 2014 for her teaching, clinical and international outreach work.

Liz Cox, Chair of Veterinary Nurses Council, commented: “It is wonderful to see Hayley once again so publicly honoured for her dedication to educating student veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses at the University of Edinburgh and to helping animals in the UK and internationally both through her day job and her voluntary work.

“This honour truly highlights the importance of the work carried out by veterinary nurses in caring for animals and providing education on animal health and welfare issues and I hope it inspires other veterinary nurses to take pride in their work and their achievements.”

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