A STUDENT at Askham Bryan College has won the James Herriot Foundation Trust award for her achievements in veterinary nursing.

Megan Sutton, who studied for a foundation degree at the college, was presented the award after also gaining the special award of Best Practical Veterinary Nursing Student.

Ian Ashton, managing director of the World of James Herriot, said: “I am so pleased to have been able to present this award to Megan as it recognises her efforts and commitment to the care of animals which is why James Herriot joined the veterinary profession. The award is one step in her career progress and hopefully this will support Megan in her future work and like the many others who have been inspired by the James Herriot books, TV series and films.”

The award was presented during the annual graduation and awards ceremony at York Minster where Megan also received the Handbook of Veterinary Nursing and other James Herriot memorabilia.