British 1500m record breaker puts best foot forward at vet school

Olympic athlete Laura Muir handles the pace at veterinary school placement

Rio 2016 runner and two times British record breaker of the 1,500m, Laura Muir, has successfully completed a veterinary placement at Dogs Trust Darlington. The 23-year-old, who is studying Veterinary Medicine at Glasgow University, has been helping to treat dogs at the Rehoming Centre in Darlington for two weeks and has made leaps and bounds in that time.

Sue Embleton, Rehoming Centre Manager for Dogs Trust Darlington, said: “It’s been fantastic having Laura here at the Centre. She has been a real asset to the team over the last two weeks.

“It comes as no surprise that she has shown real aptitude and skill when assisting the team here, as it is evident from Laura’s sporting achievements that she is extremely driven and dedicated in reaching her goals.”

During her time with the vet team at Dogs Trust Darlington, Laura observed and took part in a number of procedures, from dentistry to neutering.

Over the last five years Laura Muir has been juggling her studies with an illustrious sporting career and last month broke her own 1,500m record at the Diamond League meeting in Paris.

Laura said: “My placement at Dogs Trust has been a  very rewarding  experience. The staff and dogs at the centre are brilliant and I have learnt so much. I’m so grateful for the opportunity and can’t thank them enough.”

“At Dogs Trust I have been able to work with dogs from many different backgrounds to develop my skills, thanks to their great teaching and supervision. Towards the end of my two week placement I felt much more confident performing small operations on my own, which is a big step for me.”


For more information please contact David McNaught, Dogs Trust Regional Press Officer:

E-mail: [email protected] Tel:  0141 773 5153 Mob: 07939230345

Dogs Trust is working towards the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction. Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and cares for nearly 17,000 dogs each year through its network of 20 Rehoming Centres across the UK and one in Dublin.