We would like to say a HUGE congratulations to our Vet Nurse and 2IC, Stephanie, who recently found out that she has won the 'Dr Stephen Coles Dental Scholarship'. The Scholarship will send Stephanie and a Veterinarian over to Orlando, Florida for the Dental Forum this September.
Dr Stephen Coles was there at the formation of National Veterinary Care, and with 40 years’ veterinary experience, Dr Stephen Coles was highly respected as a General Practitioner and Specialist. He was a Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne and a Scientific Associate of the Zoological Board of Victoria, serving as an honorary zoologist dentist at Melbourne Zoo for more than 20 years and seeing to the oral health of more than 3000 animals, from big cats to gorillas and hippopotamus.
In 2017 Stephen was one of 14 world-wide inaugural inductees by examination to the Certificates of Zoo and Wildlife Dentistry by the American Veterinary Dental College and was also admitted to Melbourne Zoo’s Hall of Fame in recognition of his long term veterinary dental services to the Zoo.
Sadly, Dr Stephen passed away earlier this year. So, in honor of his memory, a leading figure in the veterinary industry, his experience, guidance and generosity in training the next generation of veterinarians and vet nurses will be a legacy that will elevate the sector for decades to come.
We're so proud of Stephanie and can't wait to hear all about it when you come back!