An animal nurse from Denny is celebrating after graduating top of her class from Napier University in Edinburgh.
Chloe Green, from Bridge Place, graduated with a first class honours degree and was awarded the university medal for the best-performing veterinary nursing student at a ceremony in the Usher Hall last week.
My studies were long and challenging, but all the hard work and effort paid off in the endChloe Green
The 22-year-old has wanted to work in the veterinary profession since she was a child.
“It was a wonderful honour to be presented the award for top student in my class,” Chloe said.
“My studies were long and challenging, but all the hard work and effort paid off in the end.
“From a young age I knew that I wanted to work with animals and after hearing about veterinary nursing and gaining work experience in practice as a teenager, I knew that it was the career path for me.”
There was cause for further celebration as Chloe secured her first post as a registered veterinary nurse, having impressed bosses at Denny-based Apex Vets.
“I am loving my new job at Apex and I cannot wait to see how my nursing abilities will improve as a new graduate,” she added.
“At the moment I have a keen interest in canine health, and hope to later become more involved in client support and disease management.”
Chloe, a successful dog handler, regularly competes at dog shows throughout the UK and has competed at Crufts dog show with her family’s Irish Setters since she was 11-years-old.
During her four-year course she spent a total of 2142 hours on clinical placement where she was able to apply her theoretical knowledge in a practical setting. It was while on placement that Chloe identified a worrying increase in the number of dogs suffering from pancreatitis, which she decided to investigate for her dissertation.
Having now finished her studies Chloe hopes to have her dissertation published.