Tuesday 17th April 2012
A veterinary nurse who works at a wildlife hospital has been rewarded for her work at a national awards ceremony.
Lucy Kells, hospital manager at The Wildlife Aid Foundation (WAF) in Leatherhead, Surrey, has been named Vet Nurse of the Year 2012 in the annual Petplan Veterinary Awards.
It is the first time the title has been awarded to a nurse from a wildlife hospital.
Lucy, who lives in Leatherhead and is on TV screens in documentary series Wildlife SOS on Discovery Channel's Animal Planet, has worked at the foundation for two years.
She said: "I'd like to thank all of the Wildlife Aid Foundation members and volunteers who voted for me and who continue to support WAF's vital work for wildlife.
"We give our wildlife patients the best veterinary care we can, with the aim of getting them back out to the wild. What WAF does is to give sick, injured and orphaned wildlife a second chance."
Lucy qualified as a vet nurse in 1995 and went on to do an advanced surgical nursing diploma. She then worked in veterinary practice before joining the foundation.