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Pet charity launches search for the top UK veterinary nurse of 2018

Blue Cross has begun their annual search for the UK‘s 'Veterinary Nurse of the year' and is calling on pet owners and veterainry practices to help. 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 goes the extra mile to encourage responsible pet ownership and improve pet welfare in their community.

The awards will be presented at the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) Annual Congress which takes place from 12 - 14 October at Telford International Centre in Shropshire.

Last year's Veterinary Nurse award was presented to Fiona Leathers from Bonnybridge, Falkirk. Fiona was nominated for her passion to help pets and using her spare time to volunteer for veterinary and animal rescue charities.

David Catlow, Blue Cross Director of Veterinary Clinical Services said: “Blue Cross gives this annual award to recognise the commitment of vet nurses across the UK who work tirelessly to improve the lives of our pets. We are looking for vet nurses who really go that extra mile to support pet owners and have a significant impact on animal welfare”.

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.bluecross.org.uk/BVNA2018. The deadline for nominations is Friday 7 September 2018.

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 www.bluecross.org.uk.

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