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    Posted 9 May 2003

    A NEW WAVE OF VETERINARY NURSES will soon be able to start training in Shropshire, thanks to the vision of two local businesses.

    Arnolds Veterinary Products, based in Harlescott, Shrewsbury, have kindly sponsored the equipment for a new Veterinary Nurse Training Facility at Harper Adams University College, near Newport.

    The unit is to be officially opened at a ceremony on Thursday, May 15, 2003, by Professor A. D. Humphrey, the inventor of the Humphrey ADE Anaesthetic Circuit – a unique device that is considered safe, economical, simple to use and places less stress on the animal during treatment.

    Dr Humphrey developed his anaesthetic circuit while working in a mission hospital in Africa. Following its successful use in human medicine, a specialist veterinary anaesthetist in Norfolk found it particularly useful for small animal anaesthetics and after several months of trials Arnolds began marketing the device. More than 400 veterinary practices have purchased one to date.

    The first students to use the new facility will join Harper Adams in September, when the University launches a BSc (Hons) degree in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management and a Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing.


    Notes to Editors:

    1) Harper Adams University College offers students the Top Rural University Experience with a suite of degree courses providing Higher Education for the delivery of a sustainable food chain and rural economy. Harper Adams has built up an international reputation for the quality of its courses and graduates.

    2) Arnolds Veterinary Products (a trading division of Dechra Ltd) is a unique business, based in Shrewsbury, which operates in the worldwide veterinary supply market and offers a comprehensive range of quality veterinary instrumentation and pharmaceuticals products.

    3) If you wish to attend or send a photographer, please contact the Press & Publications Officer on +44 (0) 1952 815 371

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