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Petplan’s veterinary awards seek nominations

Petplan is holding its Annual Veterinary Awards in April 2003 at the British Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress in Birmingham.

So why not start the New Year with your own resolution, to show your appreciation to a vet, nurse, receptionist or practice by nominating them for a prestigious Petplan Veterinary Award.

In previous years they have heard some touching stories from the public about how their local practice or its staff have helped them and their pet through hard times. And we would like the same again. Perhaps they have gone above and beyond the call of duty to save a kitten’s life, operated through the night on a dog – or even saved a horse in courageous circumstances. Or they might simply have shown warmth and kindness to a child who has brought their sick rabbit to the surgery.

Whatever the reason, this is your chance to show your appreciation for their hard work and the care they provide to your animal.

They want to hear from you, your nominations matter. For them to be able to judge the best vet, nurse, receptionist or practice in the country, they need to know your story.

For every nomination Petplan receives, £1 will be donated to Petsavers, the charity of the veterinary profession that helps to fund studies into illnesses and injuries that commonly affect our pets.

Nick Poole, Commercial Director for Petplan, highlighted the importance of getting involved, ‘The Petplan Veterinary Awards enable us to give something back to the veterinary profession. And because the competition is nationwide, any veterinary staff can win, no matter how large or small their practice.’

He concluded, ‘These prestigious awards are now widely recognised as the Oscars of the veterinary world.’

The closing date for nominations is 14 February 2003 so you haven’t got long to get your nomination forms back to them.

Nominating a vet, nurse, practice or receptionist is simple. You can call them, e-mail or go on line to get a form.

Simply call us on 020-8580 8145 or e-mail vetawards@petplan.co.uk to request your nomination form. Or you can download a nomination form from www.petplan.co.uk