For the love of animals

For the love of animals

Byford Veterinary Hospital’s Dr Laura Thompson with one-year-old bullmastiff Albert.

A Byford veterinarian has been recognised for her hard work and the long hours she puts in every day to help to all animals big or small.

Dr Laura Thompson found out earlier this month that she had been named in the top five veterinarians of the year across Australia in the Petplan Veterinarian of the Year Awards.

She said she was honoured to be nominated for the awards by one of her clients.

“It is fantastic to be recognised for the hard work and long hours put into my veterinary career and business but the thing that excited me most is that I will be supporting a very worthy cause should I win the competition,” she said.

“If I win I will be able to make a $5000 donation towards my chosen charity, the Maneki Neko Cat Rescue Group.”

Dr Thompson said she chose the welfare group as she had always been passionate about feline behaviour and animal health care.

“The thing I enjoy the most about being a vet, apart from the animals of course, is helping to educate owners about how to look after their pets to the best of their ability,” she said.

“Having a pet diagnosed with a disease can be overwhelming so I enjoy helping owners to understand the disease and how they can best manage the condition, to give their pet the best and happiest life possible.”

The national winner will be announced on Vet Nurses Day on October 12.