Louise O’Dwyer Scholarship opens for a fifth year running - Veterinary Practice
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Louise O’Dwyer Scholarship opens for a fifth year running

In honour of Emergency and Critical Care nurse Louise O’Dwyer, Improve Veterinary Education has opened its annual scholarship to veterinary nurses for a fifth year.

Louise O’Dwyer was a highly respected vet nurse who dedicated her expertise to developing ECC medicine and teaching others in this important area. She spoke at many congresses across the globe and was also a speaker for Improve Veterinary Education.  

If successful, one applicant will be awarded a free place on Improve Veterinary Education’s Emergency and Critical Care Nurse Certificate (NCert) online training programme, accredited by the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS).

Key ECC topics will be covered, including: 

  • Triage, monitoring and stabilisation 
  • Medical emergencies 
  • Trauma patient 
  • Surgical emergency procedures 
  • Fluid therapy and more

The 9-module online course also offers optional practical modules, which will be included in the scholarship.

“Similar to Louise, we are deeply committed to mentoring and offering delegates the finest opportunities, ultimately enhancing patient welfare in their care and ensuring optimal outcomes. The scholarship grants delegates free enrolment in the Nurse Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care programme, inclusive of complementary RECOVER Initiative responder online modules, online study skill lessons for delegate support, 12-month access to the RCVS knowledge library and a complimentary Emergency and Critical Care textbook which is in conjunction with a dedicated programme coordinator and assessment team to provide pastoral support and guidance when required.” – Claire L Dorey-Phillips BSc (Hons) VNPA ISFM FNDip RVN, senior programme coordinator at Improve Veterinary Education.

This year’s scholarship is open from 29 May 2024 to 31 July 2024. To find out more, visit the Improve International Education website.

To find out how last year’s winner Patricia is getting on, see here.

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