James Herriot Foundation Trust award 2018 for the Outstanding Veterinary Nursing Student 2018 presented at Askham Bryan College York.

Ian Ashton, managing director of the World of James Herriot in Thirsk presented an award to Katie Devlin at the annual Askham Bryan College Graduation and Awards ceremony at York Barbican.

Katie has studied at the College for a Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing and the James Herriot Foundation Trust Award is in recognition of her achievements in gaining the Special Award of Outstanding Veterinary Nursing Student.

Ian Ashton said: “I’m so pleased to have been able to present this award to Katie as it recognises her efforts and commitment to the care of animals which is why James Herriot joined the veterinary profession. The Award is one step in her career progress and hopefully this will support Katie in her future work and like the many others who have been inspired by the James Herriot books, TV series and films.”

The award was presented at York Barbican Centre during the annual Graduation and Awards Ceremony where Katie also received the Handbook of Veterinary Nursing.

Previously owned by the local council, the World of James Herriot is now a privately operated company whose management has a vision to continually develop it and attract more visitors and the James Herriot Foundation Trust provides bursaries for people wishing to enter the animal care world and for whom the James Herriot stories have been an inspiration.

Ian Ashton added: “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Askham Bryan College and to recognise Katie’s achievements in the spirit of the James Herriot Foundation Trust.”