The finalists have been announced across five different categories for the Petplan Veterinary Awards 2013 due to be held in Birmingham on April 4
The finalists for the 2013 Petplan Veterinary Awards have been confirmed.
Known as the ‘Oscars’ of the veterinary industry, the awards are now in their 14th year with 11,000 nominations submitted for exceptional veterinary staff across the UK.
Isabella von Mesterhazy, Petplan’s head of marketing, said: “As the leader in the pet insurance market for more than 35 years, we have a rich history of working with veterinary practices across the UK.
“The veterinary awards is a great way to recognise and celebrate the fantastic work that goes on helping keep pets healthy and their owners happy.
“This year we have seen a near four-fold increase in nominations, which goes to show the appetite from both staff and clients for celebrating exceptional work, it is going to be a fantastic night.”
The finalists for each of the categories are:
Vet of the Year
- Glenn Everett, Companion Care Chatham Ltd., Kent
- Laura Pugh, Ashfield House Veterinary Hospital, Nottingham
- Paik Koh, Companion Care Fort Kinnaird, Midlothian
Vet Nurse of the Year
- Catherine Raw, Broadleys Veterinary Hospital, Stirling
- Danielle Falconer, Companion Care Fort Kinnaird, Midlothian
- Liz Jefferson, Blacks Vet Group, West Midlands
Vet Support Staff of the Year
- Jacqui Bore Smith, Vale Veterinary Group, Worcestershire
- Sheila Bryant, Companion Care Ashford, Kent
- Vivien Jeffs, Aronia Animal Hospital, Gloucestershire
Vet Practice of the Year
- Ashfield House Veterinary Hospital, Nottingham
- Bridge Veterinary Surgery, Highbridge
- Forest Veterinary Group, West Glamorgan
Practice Manager of the Year
- Cery Lawson-Tankred, Golden Valley Veterinary Hospital, Somerset
- Julie Whincup, St Clair Veterinary Care, Northumberland
- Kevin Walton, Durham Vets4Pets, County Durham
Petplan has also announced that broadcaster Gyles Brandreth will compère the 2013 awards on April 4 at Birmingham Town Hall.
For further information, visit www.petplanvet.co.uk