CloserStill Media, organiser of the London Vet Show (LVS), has established an annual bursary of £25,000 for students of the Royal Veterinary College (RVC).

Michael Westcott presenting cheque to Stuart Reid.

The funding will be used to support travel costs of veterinary students who commute between the RVC’s London and Hertfordshire campuses.

RVC principal Stuart Reid said: “The RVC’s five-year BVetMed degree attracts students from a broad range of backgrounds, and this funding from for travel to placements will help many enormously.

“During a veterinary degree students must gain experience within a variety of practice settings to gain the skills and knowledge required to become competent practitioners. Funding to support travel expenses for student vets therefore also supports the veterinary profession more generally, as well as animal health and welfare,” Prof Reid added.

The RVC has been the education partner of LVS since its launch in 2009.

LVS event director Rob Chapman said: “The bursary will help to safeguard the future of the profession by making the courses as accessible as possible to the best calibre of candidates, regardless of their circumstances. Travel in and out of London has become very expensive and the bursary will help ensure no students are disadvantaged.”

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