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Nominations open for ‘Veterinary Nurse of the Year’
Last year’s award went to Fiona Leathers from Bonnybridge, Falkirk, in recognition of her charity work and passion for helping pets.

Awards recognise nurses who go the extra mile in their community 

Blue Cross is seeking nominations for this year’s ‘Veterinary Nurse of the Year’ award, which recognises the dedication and invaluable support veterinary nurses offer their teams.

Each year, the award is given to a nurse who not only cares for sick and injured pets, but also goes the extra mile to encourage responsible pet ownership in their community.

Last year’s award went to Fiona Leathers from Bonnybridge, Falkirk, in recognition of her charity work and passion for helping pets.

David Catlow, the charity’s director of veterinary clinical services said: “Blue Cross gives this annual award to recognise the commitment of vet nurses across the UK who work tirelessly to improve the lives of our pets. We are looking for vet nurses who really go that extra mile to support pet owners and have a significant impact on animal welfare.”

This year’s award will be presented at BVNA Congress in Telford, Shropshire, on 12-14 October.

You can nominate a veterinary nurse online via the Blue Cross website: https://www.bluecross.org.uk/vote-your-favourite-veterinary-nurse-2018

The deadline is Friday, 7 September 2018.

Image courtesy of Blue Cross

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Vets save premature penguin chick

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 Vets have saved a tiny Humboldt penguin chick after her egg was accidentally broken by her parents. Keepers at ZSL London Zoo were shocked to find the chick, named Rainbow, still alive and rushed her straight to the Zoo’s on-site veterinary clinic.

It was a little way to go until the chick should have hatched, so the process was touch and go. Vets removed bits of shell from around the chick with tweezers until she could be lifted out and placed in a makeshift nest.

Rainbow is now in a custom-built incubation room where she spends her days cuddled up to a toy penguin. Keepers will hand-fed Rainbow for the next 10 weeks until she is healthy enough to move to the penguin nursery.  

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