VETS in south Warwickshire have landed 22 nominations for a string of national industry awards.
Avonvale Veterinary Centres, which has six practices across the county, has received a resounding vote of confidence from customers who have recommended them for top honours in this year’s Petplan Veterinary Awards.
Mark Taylor, Simon Davies, Helen Wing, James Carrier, Natalie Gonella, Penny Clarke and Andrea Davies are all in the running for the main prize to be crowned the UK’s Vet of the Year.
Avonvale has also received ten nominations for Vet Nurse of the Year, with Rebekah Ward, Ashleigh Erasmus, Helen Reeve, Kelly Hall, Amber Farley, Poppy Carroll, Michelle Dalton, Anna Hart, Lauren Young and Laura Callow all vying for the title.
While Gerry Fox and Liz Kelland are among the nominees for the Support Staff of the Year award.
And Avonvale has also received five nominations for Practice of the Year, the award for the best veterinary surgery in the country.
Avonvale’s 24-hour small animal hospital at Warwick is one of the front-runners for national acclaim, along with its Stratford, Kenilworth, Wellesbourne and Southam practices, which have also been nominated.
Avonvale practice manager Kate Webb said: “To have so many nominations for these highly-regarded national awards is absolutely terrific news.
“The biggest thrill is that the nominations come from happy customers who appreciate the level of care and high standard of treatment that they have received at Avonvale.
“To have so many of our staff and five of our surgeries in the running for top prizes is a huge compliment in itself.
“It’s great to know our hard work and investment in the staff and facilities is appreciated and acknowledged and hopefully it will soon be acclaimed at national level too.”
The PetPlan Awards are in their 19th year and are viewed as the Oscars of the veterinary world.