Kettering vet shortlisted for prestigious industry award

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A Kettering vet has been shortlisted for one of the veterinary industry’s most prestigious awards.

Adrian O’Shea, from The Avenue Veterinary Hospital, has reached the final of the 2018 Petplan Veterinary Awards, which celebrate outstanding achievements of vets, nurses and practice support staff across the UK.

Adrian has been shortlisted in the Vet of the Year category and the winner will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony in Birmingham tomorrow (Thursday, April 5).

Petplan received more than 22,000 nominations across five categories for the awards, now in their 19th year.

Adrian joined The Avenue Veterinary Hospital as Clinical Director in 2007. He completed his Certificate in Surgery in 2011. He now works as an orthopaedic surgeon, dividing his time between Northlands and a referral practice in his native Cork.

Adrian said: “What makes these awards really special is that the nominations come from clients. I have received nominations in previous years, but this is the first time I have been a finalists so I’m both shocked and delighted.

“I work three weeks a month at The Avenue and feel very lucky to be able to combine my passion for surgery with a love of animals.”

Adrian has a surgical role at Northlands, predominantly in orthopaedics and spinal surgery, and also takes referral cases from other practices.