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Search On To Find 2020's Top UK Veterinary Nurse

Paws For TeaBlue Cross has begun its annual search for the UK‘s 'Veterinary Nurse of the year' and is calling on pet owners and veterinary practices to nominate vet nurses who have gone the extra mile in 2020. The charity’s award recognises the dedication of the country’s vet nurses and their invaluable support to their veterinary teams, the nation’s pets and pet owners.

The award is given to a vet nurse who not only cares for sick and injured pets but also encourages responsible pet ownership and improves pet welfare in their community. It will be presented at the British Veterinary Nurse Association (BVNA) online ‘This Is Us’ event on Saturday 10 October during a virtual awards ceremony in the evening.
David Catlow, Blue Cross Director of Veterinary Clinical Services said: “With vet practices across the UK having had to rethink how we deliver our services as a result of Covid, delivering only emergency and essential services for the duration of lockdown, it has been a particularly challenging year for the whole industry. Many vet nurses working in veterinary practice have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment going ‘above and beyond’ in these extraordinary times.”
Last year's Veterinary Nurse award was presented to Danielle Pountain who is Deputy Head Nurse at Pool House Veterinary Hospital in Lichfield.
Danielle said: “I was overwhelmed to receive the call that I had been selected as the Blue Cross Vet Nurse of the Year. It felt like an unbelievable honour to have been considered worthy for an award for doing a job I love to do and I felt like being recognised for my achievements and contribution to veterinary nurses, validated all of my hard work, enthusiasm and dedication. I am grateful to everyone for giving me such a great title and award.”

If you know a vet nurse who you believe has gone the extra mile for your pet or you believe they have made a significant contribution to animal welfare, complete the nomination form on the Blue Cross website at www/  The deadline for nominations is Friday 18 September 2020.
As a charity, Blue Cross relies on the generous support of animal lovers to continue its vital work caring for pets. For more information, to see pets looking for a new home or to make a donation visit