Last Chance To Nominate For The Northern Ireland Vet Nurse Of The Year Awards
Your last chance to recognise Northern Ireland’s exceptional veterinary professionals
Do you know an outstanding Veterinary professional? Someone who goes out of their way, every day, to make a positive impact at their practice, or their local rescue, to the animals they treat and their owners, their colleagues, or wider community? This is your chance to nominate them and make sure they are recognised for their hard work in The Northern Ireland Veterinary Nursing Awards 2021!
The closing date for nominations is 28 February 2021, so be quick and make sure the veterinary professional you want to be recognised is included.
The awards are a fantastic opportunity to acknowledge those exceptional Veterinary Professionals that go above and beyond their job description to make a real difference. Perhaps you are that individual that goes out of your way at work?
Organised by the Northern Ireland region of the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA), together with Agria Pet Insurance, and supported by the Association of Veterinary Surgeons Practicing in Northern Ireland (AVSPNI), the awards will find one winner in each of the following categories:
- Northern Ireland’s Veterinary Nurse of the Year (must be a registered Vet Nurse)
- Student Veterinary Nurse of the Year
- Animal Nursing Assistant of the Year
- Receptionist of the Year
- Rehoming and Rescue Champion of the Year
- Clinical Coach of the Year – new category for 2021!
Nominations are welcome from the public, clients, vet practices, peers or even from the nominee themselves – it doesn’t matter – what’s important is finding worthy winners for each category!
All nominees will receive a nomination certificate and a small memento in recognition of the support they have received. Once nominations close, independent judges will assess all supporting information on the individuals put forward and choose the winners, who will be announced and presented with their awards, COVID-19 restrictions permitting.
Last year’s NI Veterinary Nurse of the Year winner, Catherine Morris, from Gortlands Veterinary Clinic, Belfast, commented, “This award is unexpected but makes the hard work worthwhile. It’s lovely to be recognised and appreciated “.
Susie Hill, Vet and Rehoming Partner Manager for Agria, says, “NI Vet Nurse of the Year 2021 will be extra special this year. During such unprecedented and challenging times, the work that veterinary practice staff do has never been more challenging, but as ever, so important and so incredibly worthy of acknowledgement.
“These individuals are always there, making a tough job easier for everyone around them, and making the biggest difference to those they work with and care for.”
Last year’s winner of Northern Ireland’s Veterinary Nurse of the Year, Catherine Morris, from Gortlands Veterinary Clinic, Belfast, commented, “This award is unexpected but makes the hard work worthwhile. It’s lovely to be recognised and appreciated “.
This year, a new category, “Clinical Coach” has been added – for a vet or nurse working in practice.
Nick White, Head of Agria Veterinary Channel, says, “It’s so fantastic that the Northern Ireland Veterinary Nursing Awards are running again this year! Agria is so proud to sponsor the Awards and help support and recognise the individuals that make such a substantial difference to practice life and provide such superb care for their patients. We welcome all nominations to celebrate the phenomenal work of nurses across the profession and to help us find the most deserving winners.”
Head over to the nomination form today - agriapet.co.uk/NIAwards to give your favourite Vet Nurse a chance of winning one of Northern Ireland’s most prestigious Veterinary professional awards!
Remember that entries close on 28 February, so make sure nominating is at the top of your to-do list!
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