A MORPETH animal health advisor has proved top of her class to scoop a national award.
Debbie Dickinson, who works at Farmway, came out ahead of more than 650 students to pick up the Simon Fleet Cup in recognition of outstanding results in her professional exams.
She has now been named the UK’s top new Suitably Qualified Person (SQP) — a qualification that allows her to supply animal medicines to the public.
Secretary General of the Animal Medicines Training Regulatory Authority Stephen Dawson said: “Debbie has done extremely well, beating over 650 other students to the top prize.
“She joins around 4,000 SQPs at agricultural merchants, equine suppliers, veterinary practices and pet shops throughout the UK, helping to ensure all our animals, from pets to livestock, are healthy and well looked after.”