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Hill's Pet Nutrition supports vet students

Hill's Pet Nutrition has donated a £30,000 to help aspiring vets studying at The University of Nottingham.

Undergraduates at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science – the UK’s newest vet school – will be able to get financial help over the next three years from a fund set up by Hill’s.

The donation will be doubled over that period through the UK Higher Education Match Funding Scheme, making a further £30,000 available.
Intensive studying
Veterinary students are particularly vulnerable to financial difficulties because of the length and intensity of their courses – they have more years of study to fund but less time for part-time and vacation work.
Adrian Pratt, vet affairs manager for Hill’s UK, commented: “We’ve known for a while that the debt burden on vet students is growing, so when the Vet School approached us with the idea we leapt at the chance to help out.
“We have a long history of supporting veterinary education and we are proud to be able to help the next generation of vets achieve their ambitions.”

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