What you need to know about The Medical Artist
Ann Holden is a medical artist and veterinary surgeon with experience of both medical writing (focussed on oncology) and of journalistic writing on veterinary topics. She worked as a vet for 20 years, running her own small animal veterinary surgery for 11 years, prior to branching out into other fields. During this time, Ann was commissioned to write on veterinary topics for professional publications. More recently, Ann has worked as a medical writer for Cancer Communications and Consultancy Ltd and still works for this company on a freelance basis.
Ann has recently completed the postgraduate programme in medical art run by the Medical Artists' Education Trust (MAET), having been awarded a Pass with Distinction at the final assessment and the Dr Robert Whitaker Award for the best body of work submitted for assessment during 2012-13. She is also a professional member of the Medical Artists' Association of Great Britain (MMAA).
In both 2011 and 2012, Ann received a Bursary from The Worshipful Company of Barbers to undertake additional studies. These included: an anatomy drawing Summer School at Edinburgh College of Art; digital artwork at the Cambridge University Department of Photography and Illustration (PandIS); 3D wax modelling with the sculptor and medical artist, Eleanor Crook, and drawing and sculpture related to the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the Queens’ Gallery.
In 2011, Ann received the Robert Raven Award from the Worshipful Company of Barbers, to work on the development of 3D virtual models for patient education and this is an on-going project. Since December 2012, Ann has been working with the French company, M�di-productions, in the production of their veterinary consulting room software, Vet’Care Consult. Ann’s role has been to produce drawings that can be used as a basis for the work of the graphic designers as they develop virtual 3D models and animations of health and disease.
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