How are the Veterinary Awards judged?

The Veterinary Awards are judged by an independent panel made up of leading people from the veterinary industry including presidents of the veterinary and nursing associations and previous winners of the awards.

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How the finalists and winners are selected

From the thousands of nominations the judges have a very difficult task to narrow down the field of nominations to just three finalists in each category. The finalists are all invited to attend the Veterinary Awards ceremony, where the winners are announced.

The judges specifically look for clear examples of:

  • Exceptional and consistent levels of care
  • Outstanding expertise and clinical care
  • Those who have gone above and beyond the normal call of duty
  • Outstanding professionalism
  • Great interpersonal skills with both colleagues and pet owners

Meet the judges

The quality of the Veterinary Awards nominations is always extremely high and we are sure this year will be no exception. The role of selecting the finalists and winners is an extremely tough job and the judging panel put their own veterinary industry knowledge and experience to the test as they discuss and agree who the finalists and winners in each category should be. Petplan has no involvement in the judging process.

Practice Support Staff of the Year

Jaime Kiem
BVRA President

Jack Conway
AVS President

Practice Manager of the Year

Miles Russell
VMG President

Lee Clayton-Harvey

Vet Nurse of the Year

Lyndsay Hughes
BVNA President

Dave Rendle
Former BVNA President

Vet of the Year

Belinda Andrew-Jones
Chair of VN council

Anna Judson
BVA President

Practice of the Year

Carl Gorman
BSAVA President

Vicki Farbon
SPVS President