The winners of this year’s Burgess Excel Vet Awards, which celebrate the dedication and hard work of veterinary practices and individuals who work year-round to improve the lives of domestic rabbits and guinea pigs in the UK, have been announced.
A judging panel comprising industry experts, veterinary professionals and rabbit specialists chose a winner from each of seven categories, with each winner receiving a cash prize of £250 along with a trophy.
Working in partnership with the Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund (RWAF), the entrants were judged on a range of criteria including evidence of outstanding knowledge of rabbit and guinea pig care and husbandry, and continued commitment to educating the public on how to care for small animals correctly.
Dr Suzanne Moyes, Burgess Excel Awards judge and veterinary director at Burgess Pet Care, said: “On behalf of the judging panel, I would like to offer our huge congratulations to the winners of this year’s Burgess Excel Vet Awards, who are clearly committed to improving the lives of rabbits and guinea pigs in the UK.
“We are so grateful to everyone who took the time to nominate the practices and individuals who are regularly going that extra mile to ensure to ensure these wonderful creatures receive the very best of care.”
The 2022 winners are as follows:
Rabbit Vet of the Year: Dr Madonna Livingstone, Ark Veterinary Clinic, Coatbridge
Rabbit Vet Nurse of the Year: Abi Nell, Mill House Vets, Kings Lynn
Rabbit-friendly Veterinary Practice of the Year: Origin Vets Clinic, Cardiff
Rabbit Support Staff of the Year: Paiton Barker, Woodgreen Pets Charity, Godmanchester
Rabbit Student of the Year: Maria Jackson, Royal Veterinary College, Hertfordshire
Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) Campaign of the Year: Plymouth Vet Group, Plymouth
Guinea pig-friendly Veterinary Practice of the Year: Holly House Vets, Leeds.