The manager of a Ledbury vets has been nominated for an industry award.

Helen Helme, practice manager at Leaden Vale Veterinary Centre, has been shortlisted for Practice Manager of the Year in the Petplan Veterinary Awards 2022. 

“I was really surprised and delighted to be nominated,” said Helen. “A huge thanks to Rachel Mowbray, Penny Fox, the fantastic team at Leadon Vale (including Teasel, Nellie and Star) and our loyal and valued clients.”

Isabella von Mesterhazy, head of marketing at Petplan, said: “The judges had a very tough time picking the finalists in each category this year.

“As always, the quality of entries has been incredibly high and we’re delighted to have received so many nominations from the veterinary community and indeed pet owners themselves.

'Exceptional work'

“The awards recognise outstanding individuals and teams who go above and beyond to care for the nation’s pets.

“The Petplan Veterinary Awards provide an opportunity to say thank you for the exceptional work carried out by members of the veterinary profession and are particularly special this year now that we are able to host the ceremony in-person once again.” 

Petplan received more than 22,000 nominations for the awards in this, their 23rd year.

The awards recognise the nation’s most outstanding veterinary professionals, who have been nominated by their colleagues and pet owners for their continued hard work and dedication to keeping pets healthy.

The ceremony will be taking place in-person for the first time since 2019, at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester on March 24.