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Donna Green receiving her award

Donna Green receiving her award

CQ Award Winners Revealed At Westminster Ceremony

4 weeks ago

19th March, 2024 18h17


The winners of this year’s Veterinary Nursing Educator of the Year Awards, organised by Central Qualifications (CQ), have been revealed.

Donna Green of Central College of Animal Studies and Beverly Shingleton of Plumpton College received their awards at the CQ Graduation and Awards Ceremony, held at Central Hall, Westminster, on Saturday, 9 March. 

The awards were presented by adventurer, broadcaster and writer Ben Fogle, who also gave the keynote speech during the event.

The annual awards celebrate the commitment and hard work of staff who support veterinary nursing students, recognising their talent, skill, and dedication. They are open to anyone involved in training and educating veterinary nurses in the UK, with the winners nominated by students and fellow professionals. 

Donna Green

Part of the team at the Central College of Animal Studies (CCOAS) since 2020, Donna originally qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2002. In 2004, she started teaching alongside working in small animal and mixed practices in both the UK and abroad. 

As well as teaching the next generation of veterinary nurses in her role as a senior tutor at the CCOAS training college in Exeter, Devon, Donna is also centre liaison, internal quality assurer, and a mental health first aider. She holds a Masters in Clinical Animal Behaviour.

Before her career in veterinary nursing, Donna served with the Women’s Royal Naval Service for 11 years. In her spare time, she volunteers with the charity Veterans with Dogs.

Among the comments made by those who nominated Donna were:

Donna said: “Winning the award has been a shock and I feel quite humbled, but it is good to know that all the hard work that goes on at CCOAS is appreciated by our students. I love my current role as no two days are the same.”

Beverly Shingleton

Beverly began her career as an RVN in the 1980s working in small and mixed animal practices in Norfolk, Suffolk and Birmingham, including as head nurse, a role in which she supported veterinary nursing students. She started her first teaching role in Cambridgeshire in 1991 and has held various roles within colleges in Cambridgeshire and East Sussex, including programme manager and departmental head of animal management and veterinary nursing.

She currently works as internal quality assurer for the Veterinary Nursing Department at Plumpton College, East Sussex.

The feedback from those who nominated Beverly included:

Beverly said: “I was delighted to find out I had been nominated for the Veterinary Nursing Educator Award. It is a real honour to be acknowledged by the industry I have served for over 35 years. I have been fortunate to mentor and work with a range of very dedicated and inspiring veterinary nursing teachers and privileged that during my career I have had the opportunity to inspire a generation of veterinary nurses.”

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