AN ALDERNEY veterinary nurse has been awarded the highest honour that her profession can bestow.
Katherine Kissick, who chairs the board of Alderney Animal Welfare Society and co-owns the island’s Cycle & Surf shop, received the 2017 Golden Jubilee Award from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Lancashire-born Katherine qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1983 and rose through the ranks to work as the head of school for veterinary nursing and farriery science at Mysercough College in Lancashire.
She has also been active within the RCVS, initially as a nursing examiner and then as both a member and then chairwoman of the RCVS Veterinary Nurses Council.
On learning that she had won the award Mrs Kissick said: ‘I am delighted, honoured and humbled to accept the Golden Jubilee award and hope that I can continue to inspire veterinary nurses, throughout their careers, to always do the very best for their patients, clients and colleagues – but not to forget to follow their dreams.’
She was nominated by a colleague and former student of hers, Lynne Kerrigan.