Cambridge vet student James Jewkes has been awarded first place in the annual Dogs Trust EMS Awards, for his paper on the threat of exotic infectious diseases in rehoming centres. James will now go on a two-week placement at the WVS International Training Centre in South India.
Each year the awards allow vet students to gain hands-on experience during work placements at 13 of the charity’s rehoming centres, then submit reports on a relevant subject.
In second place, receiving a cheque for £100, was Isobel Day from the University of Bristol, who submitted a report on the Freedom Project and its impact on dog welfare. And in third place, Imogen Grant and Jessica Parker from Liverpool University, who respectively explored the rise in rehomed rescue dogs from Europe and enrichment options in rehoming shelters.
They each won copies of the BSAVA manual in Canine and Feline Behavioural Medicine, and Canine and Feline Shelter Medicine.
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