Sophia Payne

Qualification & subject:
Undergraduate BSc (Hons) Bioveterinary Science
Research Assistant, Animal Health Trust

I really feel like I’m helping to make a difference in the animal world. I help to find solutions to important problems, like finding the most effective vaccines for endemics such as equine influenza, a disease that exists in most countries. 

My Hartpury experience

What I loved about Hartpury was the opportunity to be hands-on. I love animals, so having them on-site was amazing; it gave me invaluable practical experience that looks great on my CV.

There’s no other place like it that offers a Bioveterinary Science degree, access to lots of different species, and all of the labs.

The course gave you a taste for so many different things, from pharmacology to working hands-on with animals. There are multiple career routes that you could take depending on the topics you study and what you enjoy doing.

Before I studied there, I knew that I had an interest in science but I didn’t know where I wanted to take that. Hartpury helped me to realise my passion for research and a lot of the skills I learned there I still use now.