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Petplan to celebrate outstanding professionals with 'virtual' awards
The PetPlan Veterinary Awards recognise those nominated by their clients and colleagues for thier hard work and dedication.

Facebook ceremony will celebrate deserving vets, nurses and support staff. 

The Petplan Veterinary Awards, which celebrate outstanding veterinary professionals, are set to be hosted virtually for the first time.

Now in its 21st year, the ceremony will be hosted online on Thursday, 28 May at 8.30 pm on Facebook. It had been scheduled to take place ahead of BSAVA Congress in Birmingham, but was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The online event will see veteran broadcaster and writer Gyles Brandreth acknowledge the fantastic finalists and announce the deserving winners.

“We’re delighted to announce the finalists for the annual Veterinary Awards, which honours the exceptional work carried out by some of the best veterinary professionals in the country. Congratulations to all the 2020 finalists on this fantastic achievement" said James Barnes, head of sales and partnerships at Petplan.

“We understand that this remains an extremely challenging time, which is why we would like to bring the veterinary profession together so we can say thank you for your ongoing dedication to the care of pets. This is particularly true when we consider the devoted teams and individuals continuing to care for the nation's pets during the COVID-19 outbreak.

"Whilst we might not be celebrating together in person this year we hope as many people as possible will join us online for this exciting celebratory event.”

The PetPlan Awards celebrate outstanding vets, vet nurses, practices, practice managers and support staff. They recognise those who’ve been nominated by their clients and colleagues for their hard work, dedication and going that extra mile to keep the nation’s pets healthy.

This year, PetPlan receive more than 37,000 nominations for the awards, with the following veterinary professionals named as finalists:

Practice Support Staff of the Year
Dawn Prime, Wherry Veterinary Group, Suffolk
Kirsty Bennett,  Blacks Vets Ltd, West Midlands
Rebecca Grose, Medivet Impington, Cambridgeshire
Practice Manager of the Year
Andrew Booth, Droitwich Vets4Pets Ltd, Droitwich
Marian Hines, Manor Vet Clinic, Kent
Martin McGovern, Fenaghy Veterinary Clinic, County Antrim

Practice of the Year
RW Equine Vets Egmont Farm, Northiam
Wangford Vet Clinic, Suffolk
Cats Whiskers Veterinary Clinic, West Sussex

Vet Nurse of the Year
Claire Shepherd, Parker And Crowther Ltd, Merseyside
Rachael Duxbury, PDSA Pet Hospital The Jean Marchig Centre, Liverpool
Samantha Lyons, Goddard Veterinary Group, Surrey

Vet of the Year
Ben Pugh, Byron Veterinary Clinic, Nottinghamshire
Charlotte Hanson, Hanson Animal Doctor LTD, Nottingham
Lindsay Henry, Kessock Equine Vets, Inverness-shire

For more invomration about the awards, visit the Petplan website.

 

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Do you know a practice wellbeing star?

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 Has someone in your practice team gone above and beyond to make your workplace a positive one during the coronavirus pandemic? Then why not nominate them for a 2020 Practice Wellbeing Star!

The joint RCVS Mind Matters Initiative/SPVS Practice Wellbeing Star nominations recognise individuals who have held up morale during a time when practices are facing unprecedented staffing and financial issues.

Nominees receive a certificate in recognition of their colleagues' appreciation of their achievements and will be entered into the prize draw for a pair of tickets to attend the joint SPVS and Veterinary Management Group Congress in January 2021.

 

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WellVet reopens ticket sales to online conference platform

Following the success of its online conference, the organisers behind WellVet Weekend have re-opened ticket sales to allow new delegates to access session recordings and its online networking platform.

The day-long conference saw more than 360 veterinary professionals mix activity sessions with personal development CPD, all hosted within a virtual conference platform. Now, with more than 500 minutes of CPD available, the resource is being re-opened to allow full access to the session recordings until May 2021.

Sessions are aimed at providing delegates with a range of proactive wellbeing tools to explore to find ways of improving their mental and physical health. Tickets are limited in number and on sale at wellvet.co.uk until 30th August 2020.