There was much excitement on Saturday afternoon at BVNA Congress 2014 as hopeful veterinary nurses flocked to the Hill’s stand to discover who would be lucky enough to drive away in a brand new Fiat 500.

Hill’s believes vet nurses change lives, and developed its Drive Nutrition competition as a “thank you” for all their hard work and dedication. 

Throughout the year, Drive Nutrition encouraged participating nurses to demonstrate their nursing know-how by completing online tasks to earn points and prizes.

The online programme also aimed to highlight the importance of nutritional assessment for every pet, which is both something VNs are integral in providing and the centre of Hill’s nutritional philosophy.
Back to the October 11 event, and after much anticipation and quaffing of free champagne on the Hill’s stand, the lucky winner was revealed as RVN and clinical coach Lisa Reading, from The Veterinary Centre in Henley.

Following the announcement, Lisa spent much of the afternoon being pampered and photographed with the “feisty” Italian Fiat 500, which featured “a funky fun loving ‘wrap’ featuring some furry friends” that certainly turned a few heads at congress when it was unveiled.

Taking time out to speak with VN Times editor Eileen Green and vetsonline during the celebrations, Lisa said she was “completely shocked” because she had “never won anything before”.

Of the competition itself, she said: “I can’t even remember when I entered it. I generally just use the website and I went to one of the Drive Nutrition events – the puppy and kitten roadshow – so, I might have entered it there.”

She added: “It’s amazing. I’ve never had a new car. She’s so pretty – I’m a little bit scared to drive her [in case I] scratch her or something!”
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