I am a Veterinary Surgeon and Senior Lecturer at the School of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Bristol. I am extremely grateful to the BSB who gave me a generous interest-free loan when I left CH in 1998. This money enabled me to purchase all the necessary items I needed to start vet school in Edinburgh. The loan covered my textbooks, stationery, equipment (stethoscope, thermometer etc.) and clothing (lab coats, overalls, wellies and those arm-length gloves!), without which I couldn’t have managed as a first-year veterinary student.
It is all very well receiving an excellent education from CH and being accepted by a university, but without the generous support of the BSB to help me with the next stage of the journey, it would have been extremely difficult for me to get off to a good start in my professional career.