Tania Parsons, a Veterinary Science student at the University of Liverpool, is the winner of this year’s Dechra Veterinary Products Dermatology Prize. Dechra awards the prize to the student who has displayed the greatest aptitude for veterinary dermatology.
Tania receives Debenhams vouchers to the value of £450 from Dechra. Commenting on her win, Tania says: “I am thrilled to have won the Dechra Dermatology Prize. Skin diseases are not always the most popular conditions to treat, so I am really pleased to have gained a greater depth of knowledge in dermatology. I’m sure it will prove to be very useful in my career. I would like to say a huge thank you to Dechra for the prize and to the dermatology team for all their support. They were fantastic.”
Dr Tim Nuttall, Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Dermatology at the University of Liverpool, says: “Tania very successfully completed the dermatology elective, showing enormous enthusiasm, knowledge and skill. She worked well with the dermatology team and was excellent with the clients and patients. Academically, she has done very well, passing all three subjects with credits in her final year.”
Tania graduated with a BVSc with distinction and has now joined Alfold Veterinary Surgery in Cranleigh, Surrey, as a Veterinary Assistant.
Matthew Olsen, Product Manager at Dechra Veterinary Products, says: “We are committed to supporting students, our veterinary professionals of the future, and are pleased to have awarded the Dermatology Prize for the second year running at the University of Liverpool. With research showing more than 20 per cent of all small animal consultations in general veterinary practice involve dermatological problems¹ - this is a vital area of expertise. The high standard shown by the students in dermatology is to be commended.”
Dechra is a leading supplier of veterinary dermatological treatments, with products including Canaural®, Fuciderm® and Malaseb®.