Denny vet shortlisted for ‘vet of the year' award

A Denny vet has been shortlisted for Vet of the Year in the Petplan Veterinary Awards 2021.

By Allan Crow
Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 7:08 pm

Samuel Kerr, of Apex Vets, is in the running in the awards which received over 31,000 nominations this year.

They recognise the nation’s most outstanding veterinary professionals, who have been nominated by their colleagues and pet owners.

Samuel said: “To have been nominated for vet of the year during such a difficult time was a morale-boosting surprise - to be told now that I am a finalist is overwhelming! “

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Samuel Kerr is in the running to be named Vet of the Year

The nomination comes after adapting to lockdown restrictions.

Mr Kerr said: “We have had to compromise on the degree of face-to-face contact and interpersonal interaction we can have with clients.

“Having a trusting, mutually respectful working relationship with my clients is important to me as I believe the best outcomes arise with the veterinary team and the owner working together for the health and welfare of their pets.

“This is not easy to cultivate remotely. To have nominated me in a time when they can't see my face or shake my hand is humbling."

Isabella von Mesterhazy, head of marketing at Petplan, added: “The judges had a very tough time picking the finalists in each category this year.

The quality of entries has been incredibly high and we’re delighted to have received so many nominations from the veterinary community and indeed pet owners themselves.

“The awards recognise outstanding individuals and teams who go the extra mile to care for the nation’s pets.

The winners will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony on the sponsor’s Facebook page on May 6.

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