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Call for ‘inspirational’ young vets to enter the BVA Young Vet of the Year Award 2020

British Veterinary Association

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Following the success of The BVA Young Vet of the Year Award in 2019, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and Zoetis are delighted to announce that The BVA Young Vet of the Year Award 2020 is now open for nominations, inviting you to join with them in celebrating inspirational early-career vets who are making a difference through their day to day work.

We know that the past few months have been challenging for the veterinary community, which is why BVA and Zoetis believe it’s more important than ever to recognise and champion the work of young vets.

The BVA Young Vet of the Year Award supported by Zoetis aims to shine a light on younger vets who are making a valuable contribution across the profession. Last year’s winner, Emily Craven, was nominated for her passion for animal welfare and her enthusiasm for farm practice, going above and beyond her call of duty as she balanced a full-time role whilst helping a local veterinary practice.

The award is part of a broader, long-term partnership between BVA and Zoetis working together to support, recognise and champion the essential work of the UK’s young vets. It is the only award of its kind in terms of cross-community reach and is open to all vets registered with the RCVS and in the first eight years of their careers. Applications can be from those working within any veterinary sphere, including clinical practice, research, education or veterinary politics. The organisers are looking for an ‘exceptional young vet’ whose work is recognised within the workplace or who has benefited the veterinary community.

BVA and Zoetis will jointly announce the winner in November and the winner will be awarded a prize of £1000 cash as well as a career-enhancing experience with Zoetis.

Daniella Dos Santos, BVA President, said: “After such a successful launch of this award last year it’s really exciting to be inviting entries for 2020.  It’s more important now than ever that we recognise and celebrate the huge contribution that young vets are making across the workforce in these challenging and uncertain times.  I’m confident that we’ll once again see a really high standard of entries from across the veterinary community, and would encourage everyone to put themselves or a colleague forward if they fit the bill to be considered for this unique and prestigious award.”

Jamie Brannan, Senior Vice President Zoetis, UK, IRE & Nordics, said: “Seeing the impact of this award last year and celebrating the difference talented young veterinary professionals are making in their field was a personal highlight for me and the wider Zoetis team. We are proud to be a partner, again this year, helping to build a habit of recognition especially now as young professionals need encouragement to continue to do the right thing through challenging times.”

The Young Vet of the Year Award is open to self-entry and nominations. The deadline for entries is 7 September 2020. More information on the award and criteria can be found here.

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