IVNA Awards

This year at the IVNA Annual Veterinary Nurses Congress we are delighted to host the presentation of the 6th annual Veterinary Nurse Awards. All veterinary nurses and support staff deal with many difficult and challenging tasks while in practice. This in itself deserves an award; however there are occasions where nurses go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that their patients and clients receive the utmost of special care and attention. Should you know someone who has made a contribution, which you think deserves recognition, nominate them for an award. The contribution can be an outstanding one or a simple gesture which you feel made a big difference to their patients, clients, or practice team. There are 3 categories for these awards. Registered Veterinary Nurse, Student Veterinary Nurse and Support Staff (eg reception/admin, kennel staff).
The awards are kindly sponsored by Royal Canin, Allianz & Medray.


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Irish Student
Veterinary Nurse of the year

Read winning nomination

Nomination Form

Please list a current e-mail address, all correspondence is forwarded electronically.

Please attach separate file, min 250 words/max 1,000 words.

If you wish to make another nomination, please submit this form first, then submit additional forms for each nomination.


Richard Lynch


Colman Kelliher

DKIT 3rd year

Ellen West

To be announced

Elaine Leahy

To be announced

Awaiting information

To be announced

Awaiting information

To be announced

Terms & Conditions

The nominated person must be in one of the above categories and work in the Republic of Ireland. The Veterinary Nurse nominees must be registered with the Veterinary Council of Ireland. The Student Veterinary Nurse nominees must be enrolled on one of the 5 accredited VN courses in the Republic of Ireland.

The closing date for entries is April 30th 2015. We can accept no responsibility for lost or delayed entries.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into relating to this Award.

The winners of each category will be announced at the gala dinner at the IVNA Congress on May 23rd 2015.  Prizes are Gift Vouchers up to the value of €500. No cash alternatives will be offered.

The successful nominator for each winner will be notified by post by June 30th 2015.

Prize winners consent to their names and photographs being used in IVNA or Royal Canin, Allianz & Medray promotional material.

Acceptance of the nomination is deemed to be acceptance of the terms and conditions.
In the event of more than one person nominating the same veterinary nurse, one person nominating the winning nurse in each category will be chosen at random to receive the €50.00 gift voucher.