Last Updated: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Former Animal Care lands dream job as Veterinary Nurse

Former student of North Lindsey College and animal enthusiast Ryan Yarrow (21) has recently qualified and become a veterinary nurse.

After leaving St Bede’s Catholic Voluntary Academy in 2012, Ryan was unsure of what career path he was going to take.  He enrolled on a Level 3 Diploma in Animal Care and settled straight away, supporting his dream to pursue a career working with animals.

Ryan excelled on his course and completed the Extended Diploma at North Lindsey College before progressing onto University at the Pershore College in Worcestershire.   Ryan chose Pershore College for its well-equipped veterinary suite comprising of an operating theatre, preparation room, radiography room, along with laboratory and hospitalisation facilities.  They also have a specialist Animal Unit housing a variety of species, including: a varied range of small and exotic mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates as well as goats, pigs, donkeys and a dog grooming salon.

Ryan said, “I first started at North Lindsey College with a passion to work with animals.  The animal management course helped me to realise my future within the animal industry and guided me toward becoming a veterinary nurse, the course and teaching staff were invaluable and encouraged me to pursue my education through attending university in order to achieve my qualification to become a veterinary nurse.

Becky Martin (Animal Management Lecturer) is delighted with Ryan’s success and said, “Ryan was an outstanding student achieving high grades.  He was always polite, friendly and helpful and had an excellent rapport with all staff and animals on the unit.

“Ryan always completed additional duties and volunteering at events.  It is an exceptional achievement and testament to his hard work.  We wish him every success in his veterinary career and he will no doubt be an incredible registered veterinary nurse.  We are all very proud of him here at the animal management department.”

Ryan is now working at Ashby Road Veterinary Surgery and furthering his career working with animals.