What are the Petplan Veterinary Awards?

Veterinary professionals are a special breed, and since 2016, the Petplan Veterinary Awards have recognised the industry’s ‘’best in show’’.

Petplan work closely with the veterinary profession and see firsthand the fantastic work that goes on in veterinary practices all across Australia. This initiative was created by Petplan to allow Australians to recognise and support the hard work of all veterinary professionals. People from all over the country have the opportunity to nominate their veterinary heroes, and it is the job of Petplan’s panel of expert judges to sniff out the top dogs in four categories before a final public vote to announce the winners.

Nominations are now open! 

Make sure that you thank your pet's heroes by nominating them! Give them the recognition they deserve!

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2017 Vet Awards Winners

Petplan Australia would like to congratulate all Vets, Vet Nurses and Vet Practices who were nominated for the 2017 Petplan Veterinary Awards, and a huge well done to all of our finalists. We were blown away by the amount of nominations and votes received, which is a credit to the amazing work of each and every person and practice that were nominated.

There could only be one winner from each category, and Petplan Australia is thrilled to introduce you to the 2017 winners…


2017 Petplan Vet Nurse of the Year

Nikki White

Petstock Vet Bunbury
Nikki White
Nikki saw the most nominations out of every person or practice nominated across every category of the awards, proving just how valuable a vet nurse she is. Both clients and colleagues raved about her kind and warm persona, how she treats every animal like it is her own, and her drive and commitment to her work. Keep up the amazing work Nikki!
‘’Firstly I would like to thank Petplan for making such an incredible award. I am so honoured to of won Veterinary Nurse of the Year 2017, Australia Wide. A very special thanks to all my beautiful clients for getting on board with nominations and making me reach one of the top 5 finalists. Also a thank you to all that had voted for me, I feel truly blessed with all your support. Veterinary Nursing is one of the most rewarding and challenging careers. One of my passions is to educate the community on the best health care for their fur babies, and making sure your pets are receiving Gold standard patient care always. There is nothing more amazing than being apart of an industry, that is the Voice for all our animals that cannot speak.’’ – Nikki White

2017 Petplan Vet of the Year

Phillip Peters

Hammond Park Veterinary Clinic
Phillip was nominated by numerous clients because of his warm character and love and care for animals. He is a very deserving recipient of this award, always being there for clients after hours and going above and beyond for both animals and their owners. Phillip always checks up on his patients, and is absolutely raved about within the community. Well done Phillip!
"Without my amazing staff and my lovely clients this would not have been possible. A special thanks to my neighbours WAVES for their support and just being there when I have needed them. Thank you all." - Phillip Peters

2017 Petplan Vet Practice of the Year

The Swan Street Veterinary and Wellness Centre

Swan St Vet are clearly a very highly regarded vet practice, and received a number of nominations from their appreciative clients. All of the staff have been commended on their hard work and dedication to the practice. They are professional but also very warm, friendly and caring, and all of the staff go above and beyond for their clients (both human and animal). Great job guys!
"The team at Swan Street Vet would like to send out a BIG thanks to all our awesome clients who took the time to vote for us. Thank you also to Petplan for providing the recognition that the Veterinary Industry as a whole deserves and to Royal Canin for donating to Seeing Eye Dogs Australia on our behalf" – Carmen Moore, Practice Manager





Petplan Veterinary Awards terms and conditions apply. Visit http://www.petplan.com/veterinary-awards-terms-and-conditions for more information.

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