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Burgess pet care launches the Burgess Excel Vet Awards with RWAF

The Burgess Excel Vet Awards recognises and rewards the hard work of veterinary professionals who work to improve the health and well-being of domestic rabbits

21 November 2019, at 9:00am

Burgess Pet Care, in conjunction with the Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund (RWAF), has launched the Burgess Excel Vet Awards to recognise and reward the hard work of veterinary professionals who work tirelessly to improve the lives of domestic rabbits in the UK.

The Awards are free to enter and open to practising veterinary professionals in the UK, who are able to demonstrate the exceptional levels of care and professional advice they provide to rabbits and their owners.

The Awards have three categories:

  • Rabbit Vet of the Year, open to all practising UK veterinary surgeons,
  • Rabbit Nurse of the Year, open to all practising veterinary nurses in the UK; and
  • Rabbit Veterinary Practice of the Year, open to all practices on the RWAF rabbit friendly list.

Peter Lancaster, Marketing Manager at Burgess Pet Care, said: “The Burges Excel Vet Awards will shine a spotlight on a sector of the veterinary community that is going above and beyond to help improve the lives of one of the UK’s most misunderstood animals.

“These Awards are part of Burgess Pet Care and the RWAF’s joint commitment to improving standards of rabbit welfare across the UK. This is a key goal for both of our organisations and a natural evolution of the fantastic work that has already been achieved with Rabbit Awareness Week and the rabbit CPD that’s delivered to vets across the UK.

Rae Todd, Director at RWAF said: “We’re delighted to support these Awards and to be able to recognise the rabbit friendly vet practices who treat rabbits as equal to cats or dogs. Working with veterinary professionals to help advance their knowledge of rabbit care and medicine is an essential part of improving the quality of life of pet rabbits.”

Award nominations will open in March 2020 and can be made via the nomination form on the website or by completing a nomination form and returning it via post. Self-nominations can also be made.

The judging panel will feature selection of industry experts, veterinary professionals and rabbit specialists, which will be revealed at a later date.

The winners of each category will be announced at the London Vet Show 2020 and will each receive a cash prize of £500.

Click here to register your interest in the Burges Excel Awards to be the first to hear when nominations open, and to be kept up to date with the latest rabbit CPD.