What are the Veterinary Awards?

This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the Veterinary Awards. Often referred to as the 'Oscars' of the veterinary industry, this prestigious event celebrates excellence within the veterinary profession and recognises those who inspire their clients and colleagues with their hard work and dedication.

VA 2021

The Veterinary Awards Ceremony

We received an incredible 37,000 nominations for this year's awards recognising veterinary teams and individuals across the country and, although we were disappointed that we had to cancel our awards ceremony in Birmingham, we are delighted to have been able to bring the veterinary profession and pet owners together for the virtual celebration.

This year we celebrated our 22nd annual event with entertainment from Gyles Brandreth, showcasing video clips of the three deserving finalists in each category, emphasising the fantastic contribution they make to the lives of their clients and their pets.

Nominations are now closed

Thank you so much to everyone who nominated and congratulations to all of the nominees. We are proud that the awards have been supporting excellence in the veterinary industry for such a long time.

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

The winners for this year have been announced. To see who these deserving finalists are click here.


Key dates for
your diary

  • 15th September 2020
    Nominations open
  • 18th January 2021
    Online Nominations close
  • 8:30pm 6th May 2021
    Awards ceremony
Winners in 2018