University of Bristol Feline Elective students
Student Alicia Jones cuts her pink feline cake.

Seven final year veterinary students are celebrating after completing a three-week feline elective course.

The University of Bristol students completed the course at Langford Veterinary Services’ Feline Centre, where they attended seminars with guest speakers and produced a report on a case they observed.

The students also visited a Cats Protection shelter to learn about shelter medicine.


International Cat Care (iCatCare) sponsored part of the Feline Elective Prize, with a year’s membership of its veterinary division, the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM).

The winner was Jorden Collins, who also received a copy of BSAVA Manual of Feline Practice: A Foundation Manual.

A runner-up prize of a Littman stethoscope, donated by Dechra, was awarded to Richard Sparrow.

All students received iCatCare goodie bags, which included a copy of ISFM’s guide Feline Stress and Health. The occasion was celebrated with feline-themed cakes and cookies baked by the students.


University of Bristol Feline Elective students
Back row from left: Hayley McFarlane, Will Truswell, Daniel Lee, Alicia Jones and Alison Barnshaw. Front row: Margaret Melling of ISFM; Feline Elective Prize winner Jorden Collins, runner-up Richard Sparrow and Séverine Tasker of the Feline Centre.
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