BVNA delighted to support Petplan Veterinary Nurse of the Year Award for 2018

Local veterinary nurse named as winner in the 2018 Petplan Veterinary Awards

Local veterinary nurse, Anna Ashworth of Dalehead Veterinary Group in Settle, North Yorkshire, has been awarded  the esteemed title Vet Nurse of the Year in the 2018 Petplan Veterinary Awards.

The winners were announced on the 5th April during a ceremony at the iconic Town Hall in Birmingham. Now in their 19th year, the awards celebrated the nation’s most outstanding vets, vet nurses, practices, practice managers and support staff.

Particularly impressive for the independent panel of judges was Anna’s education in large animal welfare and her proactivity towards her own personal development. It was also recognised how Anna is a great example of how a registered vet nurse can make an impact in a large practice and a rural community.

On receiving her award, Anna said:

“I can’t quite believe it, when I heard the news I was very shocked I thought I was having chest palpitations! When I watched the other finalists I really didn’t think they would call my name, but I’m very pleased they did and I’m lucky to be a winner”.

Isabella von Mesterhazy, Head of Marketing at Petplan, commented:

“We were delighted to host the 19th Petplan Veterinary Awards to pay tribute to the incredible work carried out by some of our country’s best veterinary professionals.

“This year we received more than 22,000 nominations from pet owners and the veterinary community. It’s wonderful that so many pet owners have wanted to thank their local veterinary teams. I would like to congratulate all of the winners on their brilliant achievement.”

For further information on the awards and to learn more about the winners, please visit

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