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Burgess Excel Vet Awards

Burgess Excel Vet Awards 2021

The Burgess Excel Vet Awards were created in 2020 to celebrate the hard work and achievements of veterinary professionals who work tirelessly to improve rabbit health and welfare. After the success of last year’s awards we are pleased to announce that we will be opening nominations for this year on 23rd August 2021 with four new categories.

Despite their popularity research consistently highlights that there is often low awareness regarding the specific needs of rabbits and guinea pigs. The Burgess Excel Vet Awards have been created by Burgess Pet Care to recognise the efforts of those who go above and beyond to raise awareness around the welfare needs of these amazing animals.

Who can enter?

The Awards have eight 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
  • Rabbit Friendly Veterinary Practice of the Year open to all practices on the RWAF rabbit friendly list
  • RAW campaign of the Year open to all vet practices or individual staff working within the veterinary industry in the UK

NEW FOR 2021:

  • Rabbit support staff of the year open to all staff working in UK vet practices
  • Rabbit student of the year open to students in the UK who are studying Veterinary, Veterinary Nurse or Animal Care and Nutrition courses
  • Rabbit friendly charity practice of the year open to all not for profit veterinary practices in the UK
  • Guinea Pig Friendly Veterinary Practice of the Year open to all practices in the UK

You can register at the bottom of this page to be kept up to date on all aspects of the Burgess Excel Vet Awards.

How do I nominate?

Once the award categories go live on Monday 23rd August, you will be able to self-nominate or nominate somebody you know. You don’t have to be a veterinary professional to nominate a veterinary professional; it may be that you’re one of their clients. In short, if you’re a rabbit or guinea pig owner and want to highlight the hard work of your local vet, we want to hear from you too!

The judging process will run for six weeks. Once nominations have closed, our panel of judges will meet to determine a shortlist of finalists for each category. Our winners will be announced at the London Vet Show in November 2021.

Nominations are now live – click here to submit your nomination.

Register Now

Register now to keep up to date with the Burgess Excel Vet Awards and be the first to hear when nominations open!

Click here to submit your nomination.

For full terms and conditions and more information, please see our T&C’s.