Equine Science graduate Emily Westwood is focused on a following a highly specialised career in veterinary medicine. Upon graduating in 2015 with a First Class Honours degree and an award for academic excellence, Emily was successful in securing a place at the prestigious Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh to read Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.
During her time at Reaseheath, Emily was given the opportunity to complete a work placement with the Nantwich Veterinary Group at their Equine Centre and it was here that her passion form veterinary medicine was kindled.
Her placement led to an offer of employment at the equine centre, with Emily staying on as Yard Manager and as a Veterinary Nurse.
At the same time, making the most of her business prowess and skills of innovation, Emily launched her own business designing and manufacturing a product to help horses suffering from the symptoms of ‘headshaking’ syndrome.
The proceeds from sales of her ShakeazeTM Muzzle Guard have helped Emily to raise the necessary funds to pursue her dream of becoming a vet.
Emily, 28, has successfully raised £150,000 which will cover the costs of her course fees whilst studying in Edinburgh. She credits the invaluable support of the Nantwich Veterinary Group Equine Centre and their connections who have assisted her in achieving this impressive accomplishment.
Current job: Yard Manager and Veterinary Nurse, Nantwich Veterinary Group Equine Centre/Founder of ShakeazeTM Muzzle Guard