We’re super proud to have been shortlisted in five different categories at this year’s Scottish Vet Awards.
These awards focus on the hard work and dedication that everyone in the veterinary industry put into caring for pets and supporting owners across the country. It’s an honour for us to have been highlighted alongside our peers.
The awards take place in Glasgow on Saturday 20th April.
No matter if we win or not, we’re taking the team through to celebrate our successes so wish us luck!
Practice of the Year
Shortlisted in the category “Practice of the Year” – Wallace Vets
One for all the team!!
We’re so excited and overwhelmed to have been shortlisted for Practice of the Year at the Scottish Vet Awards.
Votes cast for this have all come from you, our clients, and we’re soooo grateful for all your support!!
We’ve booked a coach and we’re taking the team through to the Award Ceremony on 20th April 🥳
Wish us luck!! 🤩 x
Vet of the Year – Small Animal
Shortlisted in the category “Vet Of The Year – Small Animal” – Niall Morton
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Niall graduated in 2007 and decided to cut his teeth in a fabulous small animal practice in the midlands. With a 1 in 2 on call you don’t sleep much but you learn quick!
2010 took Niall home to bonnie Scotland joining Wallace Vets in Carnoustie. After 3 years Niall decided he loved the place so much he bought the practice. Since then they have expanded to 3 sites with over 30 staff.
Niall feels so privileged to do the job he loves doing. Niall loves his patients and clients but he couldn’t do his job without his team. Niall says his team are ” First class and a joy to work with. Everyday they get to see the little miracles performed that improve and save their fluffy friends lives. It makes me so incredibly proud”.
Outside work Niall is a family man with a wife, 3 children, 4 dogs, 1 cat, 2 rats, 1 hamster and 1 guinea pig. Loving the madness so much he decided it was only right to add to his brood and so baby number 4 is 2 weeks away!
Vet Nurse of the Year
Shortlisted in the Category “Vet Nurse of the Year” – Amanda Hutton
Amanda is a Senior RVN of Wallace Vets who gained a 1st class honours degree in Veterinary Nursing at Edinburgh Napier University in June 2017!
Amanda first started at Wallace Vets volunteering during her early high school years (2008), allowing her to have spent the majority of her nursing career in her local practice with the local community.
Last year Amanda undertook the role of clinical coach for 3 of their student nurses who are in year 1, 2 and 3 of college which Amanda has thoroughly enjoyed helping them progress in their career. Amanda also have a very keen interest in anaesthesia, nursing consults, in-patient hospitalisation care, small furries and over the last year she has been running her own canine first aid courses as well as attending school/nursery visits to explain the valuable work the veterinary industry do.
After qualifying, Amanda travelled to Singapore to assist with the nursing and anaesthesia of animals in the hospital of their conservation centre, working with wildlife including white tigers, lions, leopards, etc. Amanda hopes to travel abroad more in the near future to apply her skills to animals less fortunate and help those needing care. ✈️
Shortlisted in the category “⭐️Rising Star⭐️” – Lisa Duff
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Lisa started working for Wallace Vets in 2015 after working as a Cinema Manger for 10 years. Lisa joined the practice initially to cover a colleague’s maternity leave, as she was looking for a complete change of career.
During her time with Wallace Vets Lisa has been supported through her level 3 Nursing at the College of Animal Welfare in Edinburgh. Lisa graduated in 2018 as a Registered Veterinary Nurse.
Lisa’s favourite areas of work are anaesthesia and assisting in the recovery of her patients after surgery. Lisa also has a keen interest in cytology
In her spare time Lisa enjoys going on day trips, going out to restaurants and spending time with her four year old son and her dogs.
Practice Manager of the Year
Shortlisted in the category “Practice Manager of the Year” – Graham Duff
Sponsored by Vetcel
Graham started working for Wallace Vets as Practice Manager in 2015 when they were a single practice. Four years on and he has overseen the setup of two more practices and now manages the operation of all three across Dundee & Angus.
“The best part of my job is working with our incredible team and seeing the care and dedication they give to the pets and their owners who come into our practices, ensuring that they’re giving their best service possible. They’re friendly, compassionate, forward thinking and they make my job easy and enjoyable.
Having my dogs at work with me is also a bonus!”
“Outside work I enjoy socialising with my friends, travelling, playing badminton and more often than not can be found at a local soft play centre at weekends with my four year old son, keeping their coffee machine profitable while he never seems to run out of energy.”