Petplan, the UK’s leading pet insurance provider, has opened nominations for the prestigious 2024 Petplan Veterinary Awards.

These awards mark a significant milestone as they celebrate their 25th year of recognising exceptional veterinary professionals and practices. Since 1999, the Petplan Veterinary Awards have been a symbol of recognition for the outstanding work carried out by dedicated veterinary professionals and practices across the UK.

The “Oscars” of the Veterinary World

Nominations for the awards have officially begun, allowing both clients and colleagues to put forward deserving veterinary professionals and practices in five distinct categories. These nominations serve as a testament to the inspiring efforts and unwavering dedication witnessed within the industry.

Often dubbed as the “Oscars” of the veterinary world, these awards feature five distinguished categories, honouring both individuals and groups across various roles:

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

Every professional nominated for these accolades will receive a personalised certificate to proudly display at their practice. Following this, an independent panel of expert judges from the veterinary industry will have the challenging task of selecting three finalists per category from the extensive list of nominations.

The nominees’ stories are diverse, reflecting their significant contributions, from building strong bonds with teams and clients to delivering exceptional levels of animal care that consistently exceed expectations.

A Gala Evening to Honour Excellence

All finalists will then attend an awards ceremony, slated for the 21st of March next year, which will take place in Manchester. The awards ceremony is a fitting tribute to the outstanding achievements of the veterinary industry in the UK, and it is a momentous occasion as the awards celebrate their 25th anniversary.

Bella von Mesterhazy, Sales and Marketing Director at Petplan, said: “25 years is a huge milestone for the Petplan Veterinary Awards, and we’re all excited for a fantastic celebration. Every year we think we’ve seen it all, but then we’re overjoyed by the sheer volume of and enthusiasm behind the latest nominations. So for anyone who’s considered nominating before but hasn’t got round to it, this year’s the time to get involved, as we all come together to champion the immense success of the UK’s veterinary industry, whilst celebrating the awards quarter-century anniversary.”

For those interested in participating and nominating a practice or individual who has made an exceptional impact, please visit Petplan Veterinary Awards before the closing of nominations on the 8th of January, 2024.