The BVNA has announced the 11 finalists for its 2021 BVNA Awards, with the winners to be revealed during the Association's annual congress on Saturday (2 October).
The BVNA Impact Award
The BVNA Impact Award is bestowed to a veterinary nurse who goes the extra mile to support and teach others in practice. It honours an individual who has been a force for positive change, encouraged discussions or improved clinical standards or has been a positive role model to the public and the profession.
The three finalists are Kirsty Cavill, Robyn Lowe and Natalie Fisk.
VNJ Writer of the Year Award
This award recognises articles that have encouraged discussions, positive change or improved clinical standards in practice.
The two finalists of this award are Aneesa Malik and Emma Foreman.
Inspiring Environmental Change
This award is for a veterinary nurse who is a green champion for the veterinary profession, either inside or outside of practice, and who can demonstrate what they have accomplished as a ‘green champion.'
The three finalists are Sarah Coton, Kirsty Shepherd and Declan Jones.
This award recognises an inspiring veterinary nurse who has paved the way for promoting mental health support and equality within the profession.
The three finalists are Flick Caldwell, Maisie Jeanes and Claire Lackenby.
"A boost needed in such a tough year"
“This is the second year of our new BVNA Awards,” commented BVNA President, Jo Oakden. “We had so many fantastic nominations last year, it really was a boost needed in such a tough year.
“Following last year’s success, I am so excited to see the nominations for the four categories this year. 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. Let’s shout about how great Veterinary Nurses are.”