Robyn Midwinter, the eldest daughter of Christine and Rob Midwinter, has graduated with a Foundation Science degree in Veterinary Nursing.
"Being a Veterinary Nurse is challenging, magical, emotional, amazing and heart-breaking," Robyn told The Sentinel. "It's not just a job and it's not a money maker; it's a lot of hard work, with often very little appreciation. It's not cuddling puppies and kittens all day. Every single day is different and unpredictable, and I'm so glad to be a part of this amazing profession."
Robyn for the past two years studied at Harper Adams University in England.
During Robyn's first year she completed all basic veterinary modules including anatomy and physiology, companion animal management and large animal management.
During her second year, Robyn focused more on animal health, nursing skills, anaesthesia and surgery, animal medications and clinical practice.
Robyn also completed a work placement at a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) accredited training practice within the UK.
In her final year of studies, Robyn completed the NPL and passed the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). The OSCEs are overseen by the RCVS and involve several clinical tasks being performed and examined for correct procedure. Passing these two components allowed Robyn to gain her registration as a qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse on the RCVS register.