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20th February 2008

Vote for Britain's favourite celebrity vet

First there were the BAFTAs, then the Brits and now the glittering Veterinary Oscars! This is your chance to make a difference by honouring a celebrity vet who has brought a greater understanding of the animal world to the public through their involvement in the media. The Petplan’s Special Recognition Award is the only award in the UK that invites you to vote for the vet you feel is most deserving and has promoted the health and welfare of our animals to us through TV, radio, newspapers or magazines.

The celebrity vets who have been short-listed for this prestigious title of 2008 are:

  • Popular TV Zoo Vet Matt Brash
  • Veterinary legend Bruce Fogle
  • Children’s presenter and foodie Joe Inglis,
  • The fearless and adventurous Steve Leonard and
  • Morning TV’s favourite Scott Miller.

So, who of these vets do you think deserves a big thank you?

The Petplan Special Recognition Award, which forms part of the Petplan Veterinary Awards now in its eighth year, will be presented by last year’s winner, celebrity TV vet Marc Abraham at a glittering awards ceremony on 3rd April in Birmingham.

Commenting on last year’s achievement, Marc says: 'With so much more information available to today’s pet owner than ever before, the media now plays a major part in influencing and promoting 'responsible pet ownership'. I'm proud to have been recognised by the British public for my work in this field, educating pet-owners and most importantly, making a positive impact on many animals' lives. So get voting for this year’s Vet Oscars!'

If you think that one of the above mentioned celebrity vets deserves to scoop the award, then cast your vote by visiting www.petplan.co.uk.

The deadline for voting is 20th March 2008.

Notes to editors

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Established more than 30 years ago, it is part of Allianz Insurance, one of the largest general insurers in the UK.

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