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NPW 2004 to reward veterinary nurse


National Pet Week 2004 is offering a £1000 prize in its competition to find the Veterinary Nurse of the Year.

By running the National Pet Week Veterinary Nurse of the Year competition,
the charity aims to highlight the role veterinary nurses play in preventive health care in the practice, from providing general advice on pet care, to work on dental care and obesity clinics.

The theme for National Pet Week, May 1-9, 2004 will be ‘Give your pet a long and healthy life’. Hundreds of events will be organised throughout the UK

during National Pet Week, all with the aim of promoting responsible pet ownership.

Nominations for the National Pet Week Veterinary Nurse for the Year will be
accepted from fellow veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses in the practice
and should be accompanied by up to 300 words on why this person has been put forward.

The entry must give the name and practice contact details of the
veterinary nurse being put forward and the name and position of the person putting them forward. An entry form can be found at www. Nationalpetweek.org.uk but use of this form is not a requirement of entry.

The competition judges (veterinary surgeon and chairman of National Pet Week Anthony Chadwick and veterinary nurse Jane White) will be looking forsomeone who has put that little bit of extra effort into preventive care in the practice perhaps in providing advice on the special needs of young or old petsor by running obesity clinics. This person may have shown a particularly caring attitude when nursing animals after surgery, they may put in extra hours to look after their charges or may be the one who clients always ask for.

Entries can be posted to Carole Mendoza, at the NPW Administration Office, 4-6 Peterborough Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 2BQ, faxed to 020 8422 9300 or emailed to carole@nationalpetweek.org.uk Closing date for entries is January 26, 2004. For more information on the charity and how to get involved go to www.nationalpetweek.org.uk