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Nominations open for BVNA Awards 2021
"Let's shout about how great veterinary nurses are." - Jo Oakden.
The BVNA is encouraging people to nominate and celebrate VNs.  

The 2021 BVNA Awards are now open for nominations, with the organisation urging people to get involved and celebrate veterinary nurses.

Jo Oakden, BVNA president, said about the awards: "We don't get many opportunities to shout about the amazing and inspiring work individuals do, but it makes such a big impact to give that individual recognition.

"So please take five minutes of your time to have a look at the categories and nominate someone that you feel deserves to be recognised. Let’s shout about how great veterinary nurses are.”

The award categories for this year are VNJ Writer of the Year Award, an award category celebrating veterinary nurses who have written inspiring articles, and the BVNA Impact Award, which celebrates those who teach and support in practice.

Also being awarded are the Inspiring Environmental Change Award, given to a veterinary nurse who champions environmentally friendly approaches to the profession, and the #SupportMeSupportYou Award, which celebrates the veterinary nurses who have promoted mental health and wellbeing support within the profession.

“This is the second year of our new BVNA Awards. We had so many fantastic nominations last year, it really was a boost needed in such a tough year. Following last years success, I am so excited to see the nominations for the 4 categories this year,” Jo Oakden added. 

Three finalists in each category will be invited to Congress on Saturday, 2 October, and will attend the Dinner Dance and Awards Ceremony.

Nominations close at noon on 31 August 2021, and can be made at

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Prestigious veterinary awards open for nominations

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 Nominations for the prestigious PetPlan Veterinary Awards 2022 are now open, with five accolades up for grabs including: Practice of the Year; Vet of the Year, Vet Nurse of the Year, Practice Manager of the Year and Practice Support Staff.

Anyone can nominate an outstanding veterinary professional or practice for an award, from colleagues to pet owners, friends and family. Nominations remain anonymous, and Petplan will send everyone who receives a nomination a certificate to display in their practice.

Nominations can be made at and remain open until Monday 10 January. 

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