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Exam joy for animal medicines advisor
3:23pm Friday 1st February 2013 in Farming
AN animal medicines advisor from North Yorkshire has received a national award in the 2012 SQP (Suitably Qualified Persons) exams.
Rebecca Lambert works in the Carrs Billington Countrystore in Hawes and received the AHDA Cup for being the best overall student from an Animal Health Distributors (AHD) member business.
She also received the Simon Fleet cup and £300 cheque from Pfizer for winning the RSQP category in the exams.
The R-SQP qualification allows her to prescribe all VPS (Veterinary Pharmacist SQP) medicines in the farm animal, equine and companion animal categories.
Rebecca, who qualified in July and lives near Settle, said: “The qualification not only gave me the ability to legally advise on the medicines and sell them, but it also gave me a great deal of knowledge and confidence in the role.
“I’m from a farming background and enjoy working with livestock producers. It’s great to be able to contribute toward animal health and welfare, while also helping people with the productivity of their business.”
She received her prize from Stephen Dawson, secretary general of AMTRA, at the AHDB conference in Hinkley, Leicestershire.
He said: “The SQP examinations are very challenging, so it’s a great achievement from our winners to get the highest scores in the country in their particular categories.”