Unfortunately, there are many great people up and down the country whose great work often goes completely unrecognised. Unlike footballers, actors or musicians who are invited to black tie events and awards ceremonies as a matter of routine, everyday working people are just expected to get off on the satisfaction that they are making a difference.
This includes nurses, teachers, firemen, street cleaners and just about everybody in between. Vets are one of those types of people too, as are their assistants and colleagues.
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If you have a pet, or even just love and appreciate animals, you will be aware of just what a skilled and tough job it is being a vet. You need patience, intelligence, technical skill and a host of other capabilities. The difference a vet can make to a pet's family and owners as well as to the animal itself is immeasurable, and deserves to be acknowledged.
That's why the Petplan Veterinary Awards were set up.
The awards are often referred to as the Oscars of the veterinary world and as such carry a huge amount of weight within the industry.
If your nominee ends up taking home one of the awards, perhaps to take up pride of place on the mantelpiece at home or maybe adorning the practice waiting room, it could make a huge difference to their career.
So to give that particular individual the best possible chance of winning, it best to bulk up your nomination with specific examples of how they have gone beyond and above the call of duty, showing just how good they are.
Bear in mind that thousands of pet owners up and down the country will be sending in their nominations in too so try to make yours as strong as possible.
Because veterinary practices are about more than just the vet, there are four additional categories for which you can send in nomination for. These include Vet Nurse of the year, Practice of the year, Practice Manager of the year and Practice Support Staff of the year in addition to the Vet of the Year.
From the thousands of nominations, a shortlist of three will be drawn up for each category, judged by a panel of independent industry experts. These finalists will be invited to the 2014 awards ceremony, held in April, with the winners announced.
This post has been brought to you in association with Petplan.