This award is presented annually by the BSAVA as the primary recognition for outstanding contributions to the advancement of small animal veterinary nursing.

2024 Winner – Nicola Lakeman RVN

Nicola graduated from Hartpury College with an honour’s degree in Equine Science, and subsequently qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2002, after originally working in veterinary practice in 1992. She has written for many veterinary publications and textbooks (including the BSAVA Textbook of Veterinary Nursing and The Consulting Veterinary Nurse), and lectures internationally on nurse consulting and nutrition.