Sharon Curtis has been named as Royal Canin’s Pet Health Counsellor of the Year for 2012 – do you have what it takes to be next year’s winner?

A Bath-based veterinary nurse has been named as Royal Canin’s Pet Health Counsellor of the Year for 2012.

Sharon Curtis and Sweep the dogSharon Curtis, an RVN and Royal Canin advanced pet health counsellor (PHC) at Rosemary Lodge Veterinary Hospital in Bath, beat off 17 other PHC qualified nurses to take the title

Sharon was awarded with £1,500 of high-street vouchers during the annual awards ceremony, which took place at the De Vere Belton Woods Hotel in Lincolnshire last month (October, 2012).

Judge and renowned behaviourist Sarah Heath said she was especially impressed with Sharon’s rabbit spa days, mobility clinics and sessions for geriatric pets, as well as her work visiting local schools to teach children about responsible pet ownership.

Receiving her award Sharon thanked Royal Canin and said she was delighted at the win.

She said: “Their scheme has given me the confidence and skills to develop specialist clinics at Rosemary Lodge Veterinary Hospital, which have proved to be hugely beneficial in giving our clients the specific advice and training for their pets’ needs.”

Andrew Doyle, veterinary sales and marketing director at Royal Canin said: “It’s been great to see so many fantastic entries for this year’s awards but the work that Sharon does for her community shone through for the judges.”

The PHC scheme was set up to encourage VNs to advance their professional development. More than 1,500 have now attended Royal Canin’s residential training courses.

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