Entries are now closed for this year’s awards.

Introducing the SPVS Veterinary Business Excellence Awards

Join us to celebrate excellence and drive positive change within the veterinary business landscape. Together, we can create a brighter future for veterinary practices and the animals they serve.

SPVS are pleased to announce the launch of SPVS Veterinary Business Excellence Awards – an initiative designed to celebrate and honour outstanding veterinary practices that have demonstrated exceptional performance and innovation in key areas crucial to the future success of the profession. These awards are part of SPVS commitment to fostering excellence, growth, and leadership within the veterinary community as defined by the Thriving in Practice hub.

Award Categories

The awards are presented across four distinctive categories, each reflecting a vital aspect of a successful veterinary practice:

Leadership Skills: Recognising practices that exhibit visionary leadership, strategic planning, effective communication, and the ability to inspire and motivate their teams. ENTER…

Team Dynamics: Celebrating practices that have a culture of collaborative teamwork, conflict resolution, and nurturing a supportive and inclusive work environment. ENTER…

Self Development: Honouring practices that prioritise continuous learning, professional growth, adaptability, and maintaining a healthy work-life balance. ENTER…

Management: Acknowledging practices that excel in resource management, financial stewardship, client relationships, and innovative practice development. ENTER…

Nomination & Selection

Veterinary practices who feel they have excellence to showcase are invited to submit their nominations via the online entry form (below) highlighting why they deserve to receive the award against each of the selection criteria outlined. The SPVS Board will review submissions and shortlist the top 3 nominations in each of the above categories.

Practices shortlisted, will be contacted, and asked to submit a more detailed statement of 750 words/or a 90 second video, giving opportunity to really showcase their accomplishments.

SPVS members will evaluate the final submissions and vote for a winner in each category. The 4 category winners will win tickets to SPVS Congress 2024, at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole (3 team members per practice), where an overall winner will be announced. They will also have the opportunity to present their top tips to members if they wish to.


  • SPVS welcome submissions to be received by 5pm on 31st October 2023.
  • Shortlisted practices will be notified by 5pm on 15th November 2023.
  • Detailed statement/90 second video from shortlisted practices to be received by 5pm on 29th November 2023.
  • Category winners to be announced by end of December 2023.
  • Overall winner to be announced at SPVS Congress 2024 (25th – 27th January 2024).

Why Participate

Participating in the Veterinary Business Excellence Awards offers veterinary practices the chance to showcase their accomplishments, benchmark against other industry leaders, and inspire continuous improvement. By recognising and sharing best practices, we aim to elevate the standards of excellence across the veterinary profession.

Award Categories & Criteria

Criteria for Evaluation:

Leadership Skills
a. Demonstrated Vision and Strategic Planning
b. Effective Communication and Decision-Making
c. Ability to Inspire and Motivate Team Members

Team Dynamics
a. Collaboration and Cooperation Among Team Members
b. Conflict Resolution and Problem-Solving Abilities
c. Supportive and Inclusive Work Environment

Self Development
a. Pursuit of Advanced Training and Education
b. Adaptability and Willingness to Embrace Change
c. Personal and Professional Balance

a. Efficient Resource Allocation and Financial Management
b. Client Relationship Management and Service Quality
c. Innovative Practice Development

Award Entry Form

SPVS Business Excellence Awards
Please select one of the following options:
Leadership Skills: Criteria Evaluation
Team Dynamics: Criteria Evaluation
Self Development: Criteria Evaluation
Management: Criteria Evaluation
Practice Information