Search is on to find top UK veterinary nurse of 2020

David Catlow, Blue Cross Director of Veterinary Clinical Services said: “With vet practices across the UK having had to rethink how we deliver our services as a result of Covid, delivering only emergency and essential services for the duration of lockdown, it has been a particularly challenging year for the whole industry. Many vet nurses working in veterinary practice have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment going ‘above and beyond’ in these extraordinary times.” 

Last year's Veterinary Nurse award was presented to Danielle Pountain who is Deputy Head Nurse at Pool House Veterinary Hospital in Lichfield.

BVNA winner 2019


Danielle said: “I was overwhelmed to receive the call that I had been selected as the Blue Cross Vet Nurse of the Year. It felt like an unbelievable honour to have been considered worthy for an award for doing a job I love to do and I felt like being recognised for my achievements and contribution to veterinary nurses, validated all of my hard work, enthusiasm and dedication. I am grateful to everyone for giving me such a great title and award.”

If you know a vet nurse who you believe has gone the extra mile for your pet or you believe they have made a significant contribution to animal welfare, complete the nomination form on the Blue Cross website at  The deadline for nominations is Friday 18 September 2020. 

As a charity, Blue Cross relies on the generous support of animal lovers to continue its vital work caring for pets.


Notes to Editors

  • Blue Cross is a national charity that has been helping sick, injured, abandoned and homeless pets for over 120 years. We help thousands of pets in need every month by providing veterinary care, expert behaviour help and find them loving homes. We also offer education for current and future pet owners plus pet bereavement support for those who have lost their pet companion. Pets help us in so many ways and they depend entirely on us, with your support we can give back to more pets in need. Pets change lives. We change theirs.

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