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National Veterinary Practice SQP Of The Year Announced

9 months ago

26th November, 2021 10h29

IVC Evidensia UK & IE

IVC Evidensia is incredibly proud to announce that an Equine Veterinary Nurse at one of their practices has scooped the National Veterinary Practice SQP of the Year Award!

Keri Whitwell, Equine Veterinary Nurse and RVN Support Manager at Isle Veterinary Group in Ely, Cambridgeshire was nominated, and announced as a finalist for two awards – Outstanding Customer Service and Veterinary Practice SQP of the Year.

Keri qualified as an Equine Veterinary Nurse in 2019, before shortly qualifying as a Registered Animal Medicines Advisor (RAMA) during the same year. Her employment at Isle Veterinary Group Ltd began in 2013, primarily working as an administrator whilst she completed her studies in Equine Management.

She said,

“Throughout my employment, the practice has provided me with dedicated support to progress and fulfil my drive for career progression, leading to where I am today. I strongly believe that RAMA’s play a vital role in educating, managing and reducing the increasing prevalence of anthelmintic resistance within the animal industry, alongside improving animal husbandry and welfare.”

The awards, organised by Over the Counter magazine, were held in the Houses of Parliament earlier this month, aim to celebrate the industry’s SQPs and the businesses they work for. SQPs play a vital role in maintaining and enhancing the health of our animals. These awards recognise and reward the best.

Simon King, editor of Over the Counter, said,

"This is the fifth National SQP Awards and we are here to recognise and reward excellence in our sector. The standard of entries was incredibly high this year and the judges had a very tough task. It is a great achievement, congratulations to all our winners.”

Chair of the judges, John Lewis, commented,

“The winners have done themselves proud. It’s been hard work but was a pleasure for the judges to meet and talk about some great candidates. In some categories, there were very fine margins between the winners and those shortlisted. Congratulations to all the winners.”

Keri was very grateful to receive two nominations, and win Veterinary Practice SQP of the Year. She said,

“To be selected as a finalist for two categories (Outstanding Customer Service and Veterinary Practice SQP of the Year) at the National SQP Awards was amazing. I felt very grateful to have been recognised for my hard work and dedication.

“The Awards were held in London, where I was declared the winner of the Veterinary Practice SQP of the Year Award. I am incredibly proud of this achievement and endeavour to continue my services to the best of my ability.”

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