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National Veterinary Award Finalists

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Highcroft is extremely proud to announce that we have TWO members of staff in the final of the 2014 Petplan Veterinary Awards, Chris Gudge and Joyce Durbin.

Every year, Petplan insurance embarks on a nationwide search to find the UK’s top veterinary professionals, everyone from vets to receptionists. The general public and veterinary teams are invited to nominate individuals who they believe deserve recognition for the exceptional work that they do.

Often referred to as the ‘Oscars’ of the veterinary world, this year’s awards have received over 12,000 nominations! These nominations are then whittled done to just 3 finalists for each category, by a judging panel that includes presidents of several veterinary associations.

Chris Gudge, our Practice Manager, has been selected as a finalist for the ‘Practice Manager of the Year’ category, whilst Joyce Durbin, Head Receptionist of our Ashton surgery, is in the final 3 for ‘Support Staff of the Year’.

Not only will they be attending the black tie awards ceremony in Birmingham, where the winners will be announced, they will also be stars of their own promotional video. Petplan sent a representative to capture our finalists in action and to interview those who nominated them for the award. Unsurprisingly, both clients and staff members had wonderful things to say about Chris and Joyce, all of whom will be featured in the online films being posted on the Petplan website.

The winners will be announced on Thursday 3rd April at the awards ceremony, so we wish both Chris and Joyce the very best of luck… watch this space!


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