Vet of the Year finalists announced

By: Horse Deals

Vet of the Year finalists announced
Vet of the Year finalists announced
Petplan Equine has announced the three finalists for the annual Petplan Equine Vet of the Year Award 2009.

They include:

• Horse Deals columnist Ed Lyall of Arundel Equine Hospital, Arundel, W Sussex
• Alan Hough, formerly a locum in the New Forest, Hants
• Gil Riley of Pool House Veterinary Hospital, Lichfield, Staffordshire

Horse owners nominated vets whom they believed had gone above and beyond the call of duty.

The short list was then drawn up and the winner will be selected by an independent panel consisting of; Peter Webbon, AHT chief executive and equine vet, Alison Bridge, editor-in-chief of Horse&Rider magazine, Chris House, president of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) and Jo Whitaker, marketing development manager for Petplan.

The winner will be announced at the 21st Animal Health Trust (AHT) Equestrian Awards ceremony to be held at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel on the evening of Thursday 5 November.

"It has been incredibly difficult choosing just three finalists out of all those entered", said Jo Whitaker. "The nominees this year have all been truly deserving and have shown outstanding devotion to their profession. We have all felt very humbled, as well as delighted by the stories we have been sent."