Finalists announced for Petplan Equine Vet of the Year

By: Horse Deals

Finalists announced for Petplan Equine Vet of the Year
Finalists announced for Petplan Equine Vet of the Year

Petplan Equine, the UK’s leading specialist equine insurance provider has announced the three finalists for the fifth annual Petplan Equine Vet of the Year Award.

Sponsored by Petplan Equine, the winner will be announced at the annual Animal Health Trust Equestrian Awards, which will be held at London’s Lancaster Hotel on Thursday 1 November.

The 2012 Petplan Equine Vet of the Year Finalists are:

Jess Hill BVM&S MRCVS Woodlands Veterinary Clinic, Cheltenham, Glos

Jess, who qualified in 2003 at the University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School for Veterinary Studies, is described as simply "brilliant" for her outstanding calm, capable and kind approach to her work and the way in which she makes herself readily available to her clients.

Keith Chandler BVMS Cert EP MRCVS, Kessock Equine Vets, Inverness

Keith Chandler, a senior partner at Kessock Equine Vets received several nominations which credited not only him personally for his dedication, knowledge, pragmatic and caring approach but also his practice for its outstanding customer service.

Lee Paul, BSC BVM&S Cert EP MRCVS, Bushy Equine, Gwaelod-y-Garth, Wales

Nominations for Lee Paul, a specialist in internal and stud medicine who qualified at Edinburgh University’s Royal Dick Veterinary School in 2002, unanimously praised his willingness to ‘never give up’ and to go beyond the call of duty. He is said to be highly dedicated and is praised for his willingness to always be available such as on the occasion when a horse he had been treating for a swelling in her throat presented complications during a weekend when he was not on duty.

Despite this Lee, who had been contacted by the duty vet for background information, attended the call himself within an hour complete with the stethoscope he’d collected from the surgery en-route and with his family in his car!

Isabella Von Mesterhazy, head of marketing for Petplan Equine said: "Anyone motivated to nominate their vet for this award must hold them in extremely high regard so once again we were very impressed by both the quality and quantity of nominations we received. It is heartwarming and inspiring to read the submissions that describe the outstanding contributions made by all the nominees in keeping owners happy and horses healthy. It has not been easy to select just three to go through to the final."

The winner will be posted on on Friday 2 November.


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