Worcester vet David Denny has won the prestigious annual Petplan Equine Vet of the Year Award. The award was announced at the annual Animal Health Trust Equestrian Awards gala dinner, held at the Lancaster London Hotel on November 4.
Worcester vet David Denny has won the prestigious annual Petplan Equine Vet of the Year Award, in association with Horse&Rider magazine. The award was announced at the annual Animal Health Trust (AHT) Equestrian Awards gala dinner, held at the Lancaster London Hotel on November 4.
Horse owners from all over the UK nominated their vets for this coveted people’s award. More than 200 nominations were received, from which three finalists were selected by an independent panel.
Despite tough competition, the testimonials given by Mr Denny’s clients impressed the judges enough to name him the Petplan Equine Vet of the Year 2010.
Mr Denny has run his own general veterinary practice in Worcester for more than 40 years. He trained at RVC in the early 1960s and has worked in general practice ever since, spending about a quarter of his time treating horses.
The judges were particularly impressed with his years of experience in carrying out diagnoses and his commitment to always putting the welfare of the horse first – even to the extent of treating a horse on the day of his daughter’s wedding!
Petplan Equine marketing manager Alison Andrew said: “All the nominees this year, have shown great commitment to their profession making it very difficult to make a decision to choose just one winner. However, we felt David’s dedication and commitment, combined with his extensive experience and the support from his clients, made him worthy of this title.”
Mr Denny said: “I’m completely overwhelmed and am very grateful to the clients who nominated me. I would like to share this award with my staff and my wonderful wife who has supported me every step of the way.”