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What are the Veterinary Awards?

Now in its 19th year, the Veterinary Awards are often referred to as the 'Oscars' of the veterinary industry. This prestigious event celebrates success within the veterinary profession and recognises those who inspire their clients and colleagues with their hard work and dedication.

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Nominations are now closed

Nominations are now closed, but don't forget to keep checking the website as we will be announcing finalists in early March. For more information about the event click here.

The Awards

Anyone can nominate a number of outstanding veterinary professionals or practices, from pet owners and fellow veterinary staff to friends and family.

The five nomination categories are:

  • Practice of the Year
  • Vet of the Year
  • Vet Nurse of the Year
  • Practice Manager of the Year
  • Practice Support Staff of the Year

Why nominate?

The Veterinary Awards are a great opportunity to recognise the hard work and dedication in your practice - whether it's the team or a particular individual, nominate them today and more importantly don't forget to tell us why they deserve to win! It could be their can-do, motivated attitude or the high level of service they provide to every single client… If you need inspiration to help you write your nomination, read some examples here!

You can nominate a number of colleagues and we've made it easier and quicker for you to nominate more than once. Every nomination we receive stays anonymous and we never share the details. We'll send everyone who is nominated a nomination certificate to proudly display in their practice and you can also download a digital nominee image to share on social media or your practice website. Recognising achievements in your practice or members of the team can have a positive effect on staff morale and performance.

Practice Benefits

These awards receive great PR coverage for all involved and many practices see an increase in footfall and new practice registrations as a result of being nominated. Previous winners have received national PR coverage in both the Daily Mirror and The Sun following their success at the Petplan Veterinary Awards. To hear from previous winners click here.

All of these factors can create significant financial benefits for practices and many of the previous winners have successfully used the Petplan Veterinary Awards to help drive their practice forward.


Key dates for
your diary

  • 12th September
    Nominations open
  • 12th January
    Nominations close
  • 5th April
    Awards ceremony
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