SM TAFE lecturer wins international vet scholarship

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Janet Murray pictured with her dog Rua at the SM TAFE student veterinary clinic at Bentley.

South Metropolitan TAFE (SM TAFE) veterinary nurse lecturer Janet Murray has won an international scholarship to attend the world’s largest veterinary conference, which will be opened by Hollywood stars Rob Lowe and Brooke Shields.

Murray is the only international recipient of the North American Veterinary Community Veterinary Nurse Leadership scholarship that recognises veterinary nurses who have demonstrated leadership abilities and have made a positive impact on the growth of the profession.

The scholarship enables Murray to attend the Veterinary Meeting and Expo in Orlando, USA in January 2019 where she will be able to participate in a hands-on workshop and can choose between several veterinary procedural areas such as wound care, CPR, X-ray or dental.

“America is at the forefront of the veterinary industry, so hopefully I can bring back new ideas and the most current information to pass onto my students,” said Murray who is currently the president of the Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia and was one of the first veterinary nurses invited to sit on the Australian Veterinary Association’s Veterinary Business Group.

“We are so proud of Janet, she really is an inspiration to others,” said Julie Ogle, the SM TAFE A/Health, Vet Nursing and Animal Studies portfolio manager.

“She is a credit to South Metropolitan TAFE and the vet nursing profession as a whole.”

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