The Virbac 3D Worming Equine SQP of the Year Award has been presented to Liz Harwood of Hook Norton Veterinary Practice in Oxon.

From left: Fraser Hodgson, Liz Harwood and William Funnell. Image: Julian Porch.
From left: Fraser Hodgson, Liz Harwood and William Funnell. Image: Julian Porch.

Mrs Harwood has worked for the mixed veterinary practice as head farm and equine receptionist for more than 15 years.

As a qualified SQP, she is responsible for the buying of medicine supplies for the practice.

Deserved praise

Hook Norton Veterinary group practice manager Tony Udall said: “It’s not only a good reflection on the practice, but also a deserved award for Liz as she has been the principal driver in our six-strong SQP team.

“The Virbac Equine SQP of the Year is a now a well-recognised award and we are immensely proud of what Liz has done.”

Mrs Harwood was invited by Virbac to attend a gala night at the Horse of the Year Show where she was presented with her prize from one of showjumping’s leading competitors, William Funnell.


Speaking about her accolade, she said: “I’m honoured and privileged. It’s so nice to be recognised for my efforts and work.”

Virbac’s divisional director Fraser Hodgson said: “We are very keen to support SQPs who work so hard to remain current and up to date with correct worming practices.

“We are pleased to be able to offer Liz and other SQPs an opportunity to participate in what is now an industry standard award.”

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