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Nominations open for Central Qualifications VN Educator Awards 2018

Members of the veterinary profession are invited to nominate candidates for this year’s Veterinary Nursing Educator of the Year Award.

Central Qualifications (CQ) hosts the annual awards ceremony, which recognises the hard work and dedication of the staff who support veterinary nursing students.



Last year’s joint winners were Kirsty Gwynne, of Abbeydale Vetlink Veterinary Training Ltd, and Karen Saddleton, from Central College of Animal Studies. Nominators praised their tireless efforts, commitment and passion for teaching.

The awards are open to anyone involved in training and educating veterinary nurses in the UK; from college tutors and practical teachers to clinical coaches and other members of the training practice teams.

All members of the veterinary profession, including student vets and veterinary nurses, are eligible to nominate somebody they feel is deserving of recognition.


Karen Saddleton, from Central College of Animal Studies, receiving her award from Professor Alice Roberts last year.

Kirsty Gwynne, of Abbeydale Vetlink Veterinary Training Ltd won last year's award jointly with Karen Saddleton.

Awards will be presented at the CQ Graduation and Awards Ceremony, which is taking place at Central Hall in Westminster on Saturday, 9 June, 2018.

To submit a nomination, visit: www.cqual.org/cq-en/awardsnomination.php

The closing date for nominations is Tuesday, 24 April, 2018.