Local Vet nominated as Vet of the Year

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Local vet, Hector Low, of Old Mill Veterinary Practice in the Isle-of-Lewis has been shortlisted for Vet of the Year in the prestigious Petplan Veterinary Awards for 2014.

The awards, now in their 15th year, celebrate the nation’s most exceptional vets, vet nurses, practices, practice managers and vet support staff who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in keeping pets healthy and owners happy.

Hector has been a vet for 30 years, 25 of those at his Stornoway Veterinary Practice and still feels privileged to work with animals. He particularly enjoys challenging cases and there’s always lots of interesting cases to work on at his practice.

Commenting on his nomination Hector explained: “I am so surprised by the nomination, it was completely out of the blue. It’s extremely flattering to be shortlisted as a finalist for the Petplan Vet of the Year. I am so lucky to be doing something I like and enjoy 30 years down the line, it’s a privilege that not many people can say they have.”

What really stood out for the independent panel of judges was Hector’s dedication to the profession and how he moved his practice to a new premises so it could offer better facilities and a wider range of services for animals and owners alike. He has always got his clients and their pets at the forefront of all his decisions and is truly passionate about his role within the profession.

Suzanne Cheadle, Petplan’s Customer Relationship Marketing Manager, said: “As the leader in the pet insurance market for over 36 years, we have a rich history of working with veterinary practices across the UK.

“This year we have seen over 12,000 nominations, even more than the previous year, which shows the level of appetite from both veterinary staff and clients for celebrating exceptional work.”

Winners will be announced on April 4th. For further information and to find out who won go to www.petplan.co.uk/vetawards/