High Flying Animal Care Student Off To Newcastle Uni

Thu, 25/01/2001 - 00:00

An Animal Care student has been praised for her effort and talent at a recent student awards ceremony.

Annabelle Raine, aged 19 from Wheatley Hill, was one of 10 students who recently picked up a Student of the Month Award at East Durham College.

Annabelle, who came to the College from Wellfield School, will soon complete her Level 3 Animal Management Diploma and is predicted to get three straight distinctions. She has also been offered a place at Newcastle University to study a BSc Degree in Animal Science.

John Reid, Head of Animal Care at the College, said: “Annabelle progressed from a Level 2 course on to the National Diploma. This is always a big step up for animal care students, especially with the increase in assignment work.  

“Annabelle set her sights on a distinction from day one and has maintained this level of achievement ever since, she has a fantastic attitude and is a joy to teach."

”Annabelle also received great reports from her various work placements which she undertook at kennels, a grooming parlour, a veterinary practice and a stables. One employer said of Annabelle: “A very good candidate – we’d love to have her back.

”Annabelle intends to take a year out before starting her degree so she can train as a dog groomer so she can work part-time when at Newcastle to pay her way through university. 

On hearing that she has won the Animal Care Award Annabelle remarked: “I nearly died!” 

If you’d like to find out more about the College’s courses in Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing please call 0191 375 4710.