The Vet Wellbeing Awards were launched in 2016 through the Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) in partnership with the Society for Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS).

In light of Covid-19, the 2020 awards, developed to recognise practices with management systems and initiatives in place that motivated and engaged their staff, as well as demonstrating a commitment to supporting their wellbeing, have been postponed until next year.

However, MMI and SPVS recognise that there are a number of people working the veterinary profession who have contributed to level of morale experienced in teams during a global pandemic, taking it upon themselves to foster a positive work environment when facing adversity. To acknowledge the efforts of these individuals, we are continuing to run the Practice Wellbeing Star awards.

Do you have a Practice Wellbeing Star?

MMI and SPVS are running the Practice Wellbeing Star nominations, which have been developed to support practices to thank a team member for enthusiastically promoting good practice with regards to wellbeing.

Nominating a team member is a great opportunity to discuss with your team and reflect on the positive things that are happening, and to nominate one person who has been particularly invested in contributing to creating positive team culture. This is open to all veterinary practices, and teams, including those working in universities, industry and business.

Team members will receive a certificate for being nominated as the practice’s ‘Practice Wellbeing Star’. Alongside this, all recipients will be entered into the prize draw for a pair of tickets to the SPVS/VMG Congress 2021. Further information on how to nominate are on the website Vet Wellbeing Awards website.

The closing date for Practice Wellbeing Star nominations is Friday 20 November 2020.

We look forward to receiving your nominations and celebrating exceptional individuals who are committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of their colleagues.

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