'I did it for Emily'

A VETERINARY nurse who promised his baby daughter he would succeed at his college course shortly before she died is celebrating after achieving a prestigious diploma with distinction.

When Steven Docherty's three-month-old daughter Emily died from a rare congenital heart defect half way through his course he thought about giving it all up.

But, after promising Emily he would finish his studies, he has gone on to not only complete the course but achieve a distinction for his Diploma in Higher Education in Advanced Veterinary Nursing – making him the highest qualified veterinary nurse in the region today.


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