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Dr Sophie Jenkins, winner of the 2020 Burgess Excel Rabbit Vet of the Year award

Dr Sophie Jenkins, winner of the 2020 Burgess Excel Rabbit Vet of the Year award

Burgess Excel Vet Awards Return For Third Year!

2 weeks ago

4th August, 2022 11h12

Burgess Pet Care

Burgess Pet Care is delighted to announce that the Burgess Excel Vet Awards will return for a third year running, to celebrate the dedication and hard work of rabbit-friendly practices, vets and nurses who work year-round to improve the lives of domestic rabbits and guinea pigs in the UK. 

Working in partnership with the Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund (RWAF), the awards are free to enter and open to practising veterinary professionals in the UK who can demonstrate the exceptional levels of care and professional advice they provide to rabbits, guinea pigs and their owners.

The Awards categories for 2022 are as follows: -

Dr Sophie Jenkins, winner of the 2020 Burgess Excel Rabbit Vet of the Year award, has joined the Awards’ judging panel, which features a selection of industry experts, veterinary professionals and rabbit specialists, and comprises: -

The panel will look for evidence of outstanding knowledge of rabbit care and husbandry, as well as continued commitment to educating the public on how to care for rabbits correctly. The same criteria will apply when choosing a winner for Guinea Pig-friendly Practice of the Year.

Dr Suzanne Moyes said: - “As a key source of trusted information for many rabbit and guinea pig owners, veterinary practices continue to play a vital role in engaging with - and helping - them understand the complex and high levels of care and attention that these amazing animals need. It has been wonderful to read the previous awards entries over the past two years and really encouraging that so many veterinary professionals are going above and beyond for these fantastic creatures. We are looking forward to receiving this year’s entries, although we know we will face a difficult job in choosing the worthy winners!”

Rae Walters, Director at RWAF, added: -  “We’re absolutely delighted to continue to support these important awards, which champion vet practices and individuals who work tirelessly to provide the highest standards of care for rabbits and guinea pigs.”

Nominations for the Burgess Excel Vet Awards open on 8 August 2022 and the winners will be announced at the London Vet Show 2022.

One winner from each category will receive a trophy and cash prize of £250.

Award nominations can be made via the nomination form on the Excel Vet Awards website or by completing a nomination form and returning it via post. Self-nominations may also be made. Further information is available on the Vet Awards website.

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