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13th April 2012

Knutsford woman Voted Top in Vet Profession

Sarah Bowler is Voted Vet Support Staff of the Year at the Vet Oscars

Local vet receptionist, Sarah Bowler of Holly House Veterinary Surgery in Knutsford has been awarded the prestigious title of 'Vet Support Staff of the Year 2012' at the Petplan Veterinary Awards - the Oscars of the veterinary profession.

Sarah has been working at Holly House Veterinary Surgery for 30 years. She joined the surgery when she was 18 and her genuine and sincere attitude towards her job and the dedication shown towards her surgery is a hit with clients and staff alike.

Sarah said, "Winning the Support Staff of the Year Award is the highlight of my career; it's so overwhelming. It's important to recognise people in this role because we're the front of house for the practice and this award really highlights the appreciation our clients and colleagues have for us."

Vet Support Staff of the Year Sarah Bowler

Isabella von Mesterhazy, Petplan's Head of Marketing, explains: "The Petplan Veterinary Awards, now in their 13th year, are about thanking the Veterinary profession for the outstanding level of care they provide to our animals. The awards recognise and celebrate nominated staff and practices throughout the country and Sarah is a fantastic example of the exceptional service vet support staff provides to clients and their pets. We are delighted to name her Petplan's Vet Support Staff of the Year 2012."

She added: "A record number of over 3,000 nominations were received, demonstrating the importance Britain places not only on their animals, but also the dedicated veterinary professionals that care for them."

For further information please visit www.petplan.co.uk

Notes to editors

Petplan is the largest pet insurance provider in the world, offering comprehensive lifetime pet insurance cover for dogs, cats and rabbits.

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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