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New Training Surgery for CIT Veterinary Nursing Students

Published: 11 Apr 2016

CIT veterinary nursing students will be able to hone their practical skills as they study, with the addition of a new state-of-the-art surgical environment at Canberra Institute of Technology, officially opened at CIT Bruce today.

CIT animal studies teacher Jackie Trotter says the new facilities will further prepare the veterinary nursing students for the realities of the veterinary world.

"It's really important to us that the student experience at CIT replicates the industry environment as closely as possible. This means ensuring students have every opportunity to learn with the most up-to-date equipment and technology.

"We are very excited to be able to offer this new veterinary surgery within our own training environment which will really enhance the student experience," Ms Trotter said.

Head of Department for Animal Sciences, Anne Brown, says the training at CIT will complement the skills gained by students during their work placements in veterinary practices.

"All our students participate in industry placements as part of their training to ensure they are really immersed in the veterinary environment," Ms Brown said.

"Over the past couple of years, with funding from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, we've also been able to offer many students an international experience in animal sanctuaries to broaden their understanding of global issues around animal welfare and conservation, and to apply their veterinary nursing skills in a different context."

"We are thrilled that with the new improved surgery facilities, we can continue to offer a high quality learning environment to our students, ensuring they are best prepared for their future employment in the industry."

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