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Finalists Announced For Young Vet Of The Year Award

2 months ago

19th October, 2021 13h08


The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is delighted to announce three finalists for the 2021 Young Vet of the Year Award, supported by Zoetis

The award is aimed at early-career vets who have gone above and beyond or who are making a difference within their community or the veterinary profession.

The three finalists, chosen from nearly 100 entrants, were chosen on 29th September by judges BVA President Justine Shotton, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) President Kate Richards, Professor Lord Alexander Trees and Edwina Gildea, Companion Animal Veterinary Lead at Zoetis. Last year’s award winner Fabian Rivers, who has been involved in discussions with Zoetis on diversity, equality and inclusion in the veterinary profession, was also part of the judging panel. 

The finalists are:

Dr Justine Shotton, BVA President, said: “It has been an immense pleasure to learn about the nominees for this year’s award, and the standard of nominations has been incredibly high.

“These three finalists have demonstrated determination to succeed and improve animal welfare and the desire and commitment to not only create a high achieving career for themselves, but to inspire and support the vets of the future to reach their potential as well.

“Congratulations to all three finalists; it is going to be very difficult to pick a winner.”

Sarah Heming, Director of Public Affairs and Customer Relations, Northern European Cluster at Zoetis added: “The nominations this year have been impressive and the three finalists should be very proud of themselves. We know each of these young vets have a bright future ahead of them.”

All three finalists receive a free ticket to the London Vet Show (LVS), which takes place on 11-12 November.  The winner, who will be announced at the BVA Gala Dinner during LVS, will receive £1,000 prize money and a mentoring and engagement opportunity with Zoetis.

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