Henry Coate BVSc MRCVS is this year’s recipient of the Rossdales Equine Studies Prize at the University of Bristol Veterinary School. This prize is awarded to ‘the final year student who has demonstrated the most commitment to the clinical care of equine patients’. Professor Sidney Ricketts (pictured with Henry) presented the prize, now in its 12th year, following the ceremony of admission of new graduates to Membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons at the University’s Langford House on 25th July.
Henry said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Rossdales for the award; they have been extremely generous and I am very grateful for this. It was also a pleasure to meet and chat with Professor Ricketts on our graduation day. I am delighted to be entering the veterinary profession. During my studies, I have been lucky enough to work with a wide variety of animals across a number of disciplines and have gained enjoyment from them all.”
He continued: “I have loved every moment of my time at Bristol, especially the final year which has been a real highlight for me. Having worked with and competed with horses for a number of years, I particularly enjoyed my time in the equine hospital and have developed a keen interest in surgery and diagnostic imaging.”
Alongside his studies, Henry has also been involved in the University’s Centaur Rugby Team, which has allowed him to connect with students across all years and provide advice about the course. He said he is looking forward to being able to continue to teach students when they are on Extra Mural Studies (EMS) and give back to the system that has enabled him to be where he is today.
Henry is looking forward to his first position as an equine vet with Gibbs March Equine in Dorset. “This is a practice where I spent much of my equine EMS and I'm very happy to have the opportunity to expand my skills and knowledge as an equine practitioner. The University of Bristol Veterinary School has been an incredible journey for me and I am looking forward to a long career in the veterinary profession.”
Rossdales congratulates Henry on his success and we wish him the very best for his future.
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