Hammy's Appeal - Sir Hamish McTavish Emergency and Critical Care Nurses
We were given the opportunity to make a huge difference to the care the our furry friends in memory of our dearly loved Hamish.
Hamish was cared for by his highly skilled and caring specialist, Dr Scott, and his colleagues at the University of Edinburgh Hospital for Small Animals. This is a world renowned facility where specialist care is given to some very poorly pets with complex health needs. Without this facility it is unlikely that Hamish would have been able to live the happy fulfilled life that he did.
As well as providing direct care to these most vulnerable pups, the Hospital for Small Animals is part of the prestigious School of Veterinary Studies and this is where veterinary students from around the world complete their training before returning to their home countries to practice.
Throughout Hamish's time under the care of Dr Scott and the Hospital for Small Animals we, his family and friends, were grateful for the skill, compassion, care and expertise of the Hospital staff. We often commented that every pup should have a "Dr Scott"!
The Intensive Care Unit of the Hospital is a first class facility which provides expert one to one specialist care for pets and provides an intensive training opportunity for its students. It is limited only by the number of specialist staff available to provide this level of care.
The University of Edinburgh allowed us to partner with them to undertake what was a major fundraising appeal to fund 3 scholarships for experienced Veterinary Nurses to undertake training and examination to become Specialist Emergency and Critical Care Technicians.
WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE NOW HAVE A QUALIFIED SPECIALIST EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE SPECIALIST THANKS TO THE SIR HAMISH SCHOLARSHIP AND CURRENTLY HAVE 2 MORE EXPERIENCED NURSES IN TRAINING FOR THIS PRESTIGIOUS QUALIFICATION
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK PART IN THIS APPEAL
The Sir Hamish nurses are making a major contribution to the health and wellbeing of our small animal companions.