Burgess Pet Care and the Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund are inviting nominations for three new awards to celebrate the work of rabbit-friendly vet nurses, vets and practices in the UK.

Judges for the UK Rabbit Vet of the Year, the Rabbit Nurse of the Year and the Rabbit Veterinary Practice of the Year awards will be looking for exceptional knowledge of rabbit care and husbandry, and evidence of the winners’ continued commitment to educating the public on how to care for rabbits correctly.

Dr Suzanne Moyes MVB MRCVS, awards judge and Veterinary Director at Burgess Pet Care said: "These awards are our way of saying ‘Thank You’ to the veterinary professionals that are helping to improve the lives of pet rabbits."

Rae Todd, Director of the Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund said: "Rabbits make absolutely fantastic pets but research continues to show that there are still too many rabbit owners failing to meet the correct needs of their rabbits. We’re incredibly grateful for the growing number of vets and nurses that are working hard to address this, whether that’s by utilising the available rabbit CPD, taking part in events like Rabbit Awareness Week or generally making their practices more suitable environments for rabbit-owning clients."

Veterinary nurses and surgeons can self-nominate for these awards, and nominations are also being sought from the public. 

The winners will each receive a cash prize of £500. 

To enter the awards, visit www.burgesspetcare.com/excel-vet-awards

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