Charity looking for the nation’s top veterinary nurse

A pet charity is calling on pet lovers, pet owners and veterinary teams across the UK to nominate their “Pet Nurse of the Year 2021”.

The Blue Cross award recognizes the commitment of the country’s veterinarians and their invaluable support to their veterinary teams, pets and pet owners in the country. The award is given to a zookeeper who not only takes care of sick and injured pets, but also promotes responsible pet ownership and improves animal welfare in her community.

The award will be presented at the British Veterinary Nurse Association (BVNA) convention on October 2nd, which this year will be a hybrid event with live speakers at the Telford event and remote delegates so that no one misses anything.

David Catlow, Blue Cross Director of Veterinary Clinical Services, said, “The veterinary profession has seen tough times for much of the past few years, but veterinary nurses have put their usual professionalism, compassion, and special care with pets and animals to provide their owners.

“Now, more than ever, we need to recognize their invaluable work and the incredible reassurance and support they offer to pet owners and how they work for the welfare of the country’s domestic animals in their communities.”

Last year the award went to Chloe Mackintosh, the Veterinary Nurse at RSPCA in Harmsworth, North London, who was nominated for her passion and commitment to animal welfare.

If you know a veterinarian who you think went the extra mile for your pet, or who you think she made a significant contribution to animal welfare, fill out the nomination form on the Blue Cross website at www.bluecross. The deadline for nominations is Monday, September 20th, 2021.

As a charity, Blue Cross relies on the generous support of animal lovers to continue its vital pet care work. For more information, to see pets looking for a new home or to make a donation, visit

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