Local practice support staffer, Sian Smith at Dee Valley Vets – St Martins near Oswestry has been shortlisted for the esteemed Practice Support Staff of the Year in the prestigious 2024 Petplan Veterinary Awards.

Now in its 25th year, these awards recognise the nation’s most outstanding veterinary professionals and practices for their hard work and dedication to keeping the UK’s pets healthy. Over 38,000 nominations have been received this year – submitted by both pet owners and veterinary professionals in recognition of nominees’ commitment and dedication to going above and beyond when it comes to the health of the nation’s pets.

The independent judging panel included representatives from across the veterinary industry  who had a tough job selecting just three finalists.

Bella Von Mesterhazy, Trading Director at Petplan added: “Our judges had their work cut out this year as the caliber of nominations was outstanding. We’re delighted that as we celebrate the 25th year of these awards, the number of nominations received has been the highest ever with a huge number of pet owners keen to share their fantastic experiences in vet practices across the UK.

We’re incredibly excited to come together with the finalists in Manchester this year to thank them for their fantastic efforts and applaud the winners.“

Commenting on her nomination, Sian Smith said: “It’s not often I’m lost for words, but finding out I’d been nominated and that I’m a finalist. Well… just WOW! I’m lucky to be able to do a job I love.”

For further information on the awards and to follow the finalists’ progress visit https://www.petplan.co.uk/about-petplan/vets/

Sian Smith of Dee Valley Vets.