Undergrad student wins International Canine Health Award

Yan Hui Lee from Singapore has won the Undergraduate Student Inspiration Award from one of the world’s most prestigious pet and veterinary awards

Yan Hui Lee, a 24-year old veterinary student from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), has won the Undergraduate Student Inspiration Award from the International Canine Health Awards.

Lee has completed her studies and is set to graduate in July, and will be awarded as part of her research project investigating the epidemiology of aural haematomas (a collection of blood in the ear) in dogs through the VetCompass programme.

The International Canine Health Awards are organised by The Kennel Club Charitable Trust and winners are chosen by a panel of renowned vets and scientists, with the award ceremony taking place on 30 June at 14:00pm.

On her win, Lee said: “It feels very surreal and it has yet to sink in! I am very honoured and thankful for the recognition from the International Canine Health Awards, and this will certainly encourage me to continue improving and devoting time and passion into my work.

“I am truly excited to use the award to contribute towards improving breed health and animal welfare as a new graduate veterinarian.”

Dr Andrew Higgins, chairman of the International Canine Health Awards panel and trustee of The Kennel Club Charitable Trust, said: “Congratulations to Miss Lee for this outstanding achievement.

“Her diligent work ethic has proved invaluable to the VetCompass programme and she is a true inspiration to her peers. I am confident that Yan Hui has a very bright future ahead of her and I look forward to seeing her progress further.”

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