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8th March 2010

Finalists Announced for the 2010 Vet Awards

Petplan, the UK’s largest pet insurance provider, is delighted to announce the finalists for the prestigious 2010 Petplan Veterinary Awards.

Petplan has been inundated with over 1,800 nominations this year and, as always, were not disappointed in their quest to discover veterinary staff that go far beyond the call of duty. Each year there is an astonishing public response, with tales ranging from midnight rescues to simple acts of kindness and this year was no exception.

The finalists for each of the categories are as follows:

Vet of the Year

Girish Thakral, Blacks Veterinary Group, West Midlands
Mike Hewitt, Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre, Buckinghamshire
Stuart Jackson, Jackson Veterinary Clinic, Oxfordshire

Vet Nurse of the Year

Amy Floyd, Fivelands Veterinary Centre, Birmingham
Lisa Strickland, Viking Vets, Bristol
Louise Want, Feldon Veterinary Centre, Warwickshire

Vet Receptionist of the Year

Carole Dawson, Kingsteignton Veterinary Group, Devon
Linda Workman, Summerleaze Veterinary Hospital, Berkshire
Sue Snodin, Tower Wood Veterinary Group, Leeds

Vet Practice of the Year

Ashfield House Veterinary Hospital Ltd, Nottingham
Mill House Veterinary Surgery and Hospital, Norfolk
Priors Leaze Veterinary Centre, West Sussex

Alison Andrew, Petplan’s Marketing Manager is thrilled by the number of nominations received and the quality of this year’s finalists.

“This year we are celebrating the eleventh anniversary of the Veterinary Awards which were launched so pet owners could thank their practice for the tireless and wonderful work they carry out. We are delighted that the awards, which we often hear referred to as the ‘Vet Oscars’, are still going strong.  This year we have received a great number of nominations and the quality and standard really challenged the skills of our esteemed judging panel. We would like to wish those short listed every success on the night.”

All finalists will be invited to a glittering awards ceremony that will take place on 8th April at the Birmingham Town Hall, where the winners will be announced!

For more information please contact:

Tolu Akisanya 0208 580 8194 tolu.akisanya@allianz.co.uk

Carl Stephens 0208 580 8033 carl.stephens@allianz.co.uk

To find out more visit www.petplanvet.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

Petplan is the largest provider of animal health insurance in the world. Established more than 30 years ago, it is part of Allianz Insurance, one of the largest general insurers in the UK.