UK VN awarded an MBE

UK veterinary nurse, Hayley Walters, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours.

Hayley is Welfare and Anaesthesia Nurse at the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, and the award was given in recognition of her services to veterinary education and animal welfare.

As well as Hayley’s clinical work she has responsibilities for training veterinary surgeon and nurse students in all aspects of animal welfare, handling and pain management. She has also worked all over the world to share her veterinary nursing and animal welfare education skills as part of her work with JMICAWE (the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education)

Hayley has previously won the RCVS Golden Jubilee Award, in honour of her exceptional contribution to her profession, and was congratulated on her MBE by RCVS VN Council Chair, Liz Cox.

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