We appreciate all donations from alumni to help and support our learning. Please see the following information regarding funds and how to donate.
Studying to be a vet is an expensive business, so we are pleased to announce the creation of The Jamie Netschert Fund as an endowed fund that will provide vet students with much needed grants to support different aspects of their studies. This might include help towards work experience or elective costs, or grants towards necessary equipment or specialist clothing for example.
The fund has been established in the name of the late Dr Bruce ‘Jamie’ Netschert who died in November 2016 at his home in Virginia, USA. Jamie studied at Selwyn from 1975 and retained a close interest in the college throughout his career. He went on to run the Clifton-Centreville Animal Clinic in Centreville, Virginia.
The fund has been established by Jamie’s wife, Donna, who would be delighted if other Veterinary alumni wanted to contribute to the fund so that more students might benefit in the years ahead.
“One of the highlights for medical students during their undergraduate and clinical years is a medically orientated vacation project or official elective period.
This Fund was instigated to supply financial help for students planning these projects usually, but not exclusively, away from Cambridge. It was established in 2009 and multiple donations were received from Medical Alumni after an appeal with one large donation from an individual graduate. The capital in the Fund stands at approximately £60,000 and our aim to raise this to provide income for years to come. Donations would be gratefully received.
The Fund is administered by myself, Dr Robert Whitaker, and supported by the Selwyn Alumni Office and the Senior Tutor. Successful applicants are obliged to submit a report of their experiences and be prepared to address the Selwyn College Medical and Veterinary Society.
May I take this opportunity to personally thank all those generous donors who have made possible such adventures that are recorded below.”
A selection of reports submitted by students undertaking their electives in previous years:
- Simon Brackley (Sel 2014) and Jiali Gao (Sel 2014) visited Botswana. Read their reports here (Simon) and here (Jiali).
- Hayley Johnson (Sel 2014) visited Borneo. Read her report here.
- Dom Katalanos (Sel 2014) visited Malawi. Read his report here.
- Alex Thompson (Sel 2014) visited the London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine. Read his report here.
- Maria Wang (Sel 2014) visited Sydney. Read her report here.
- Edward Lewis (Sel 2013) visited Zambia and Bristol. Read his report here.
- George Tang (Sel 2013) visited the School of Optometry in Hong Kong. Read his report here.
- Matthew Lettis (Sel 2013) visited Tonga. Read his report here.
- Farhaan Khan (Sel 2013) visited Cambodia. Read his report here.
- Sam Webb (Sel 2013) visited Tonga. Read his report here.
- Mohammed Abdelaziz (Sel 2012) visited Manchester and Kuala Lumpur for placements in Thoracic surgery and Cardiac surgery. Read his report here.
- Rachel Scott (Sel 2012) visited Tanzania and Borneo to experience tropical medicine and compare healthcare in developing countries. Read her report here.
- Shalin Abraham (Sel 2012) visited Vellore, South India. Read her report here.
- Charlie Nye (Sel 2012) and Becky Haggie (Sel 2012) visitited New Zealand. Read their report here.
You can also make regular contributions to the funds via direct debit through this page.