Its common knowledge that vet school is not easy, in addition to lectures, practicals and revision I also have the added burden of needing to self-fund. Monthly sponsors reduce this burden by allowing me to budget appropiately and know exactly how much I still need to raise. If you do not know me check my supporting evidence here.
- I am passionate about animals and being able to make a difference. Something I truly believe is that I can make a difference every single day as I fall asleep studying and spring out of bed in the morning ready to learn. It is my dream and I am responsible for making it happen, I want to spend 100% of my time studying and working with animals instead of writting emails asking for sponsorship.
- I am paying it forward. I have a passion for wildlife and plan to give me time to local wildlife rescues when I graduate. One of my most memorable experiences in practice so far was observing hedgehog surgery after a dog attack. I will in addition to my time also give a minimum of £1000 from my salary each year to consumables (bandages/syringes/suture) to help animals that wouldn’t otherwise get it.
- I am smart, with A-C grades (70%+) this past semester. In the UK a First Class honours degree requires an average grade of just 70%. Here in Slovakia 70% is at most a C grade and in some cases a D grade. I will push myself to my limits because that way I know I have done my best.
- I am a strong voice and leader. I fight for what I believe in. In 2011 – 2012 I was President of a student society growing it to 98 members. I arranged for 40 to become qualified Marine Mammal Medics to rescue Marine Mammals in strandings around the UK. I introduced new policy for the use of sustainable palm oil within the university and was elected to represent 30,000 students on a national stage at NUS National Conference 2012 where I addressed the conference floor 4 times.
- I am in Vet School! I grew up in East London, suffered from delayed speech, had 3+ years of speech therapy including 2 years at a special school with daily sessions. Was pushed to study computer science because that was what I was good at even though it depressed me. My parents kicked me out at 18, and I lost my Great Great Aunt who took me in to heart failure in 2010 and through this I still achieved a 2:1 degree in BioVeterinary Science. I got accepted into Vet School and moved by myself to Slovakia.
- I believe conservation will be achieved through education. I believe vets are uniquely placed to lead conservation with a broad education of how different ecosystems interact. I like to educate and am passionate about how by working in harmony with animals we can improve the planet for future generations.
Sponsorship is my last resort, I am applying for as many grants as I can however these are extremely competitive and do take time to come through. I hope that you consider sponsoring me even £1 a month does make a difference and it will all be paid forward.
Here’s to finding the most amazing people in the world!