A VETS’ in the North-East has been shortlisted for one of the animal care industry’s most prestigious awards.

Prince Bishop Veterinary Hospital, in Leadgate, near Consett, has reached the final of the 2018 Petplan Veterinary Awards, which celebrates the outstanding achievements of vets, nurses and support staff across the country.

They have been shortlisted in the Veterinary Practice of the Year category and the winner will be announced at an awards dinner in Birmingham on April 5.

Christina Stubbins, clinical director said: “We are thrilled to be named as finalists for Petplan Practice of the Year.

“Our team do an amazing job, working every day to provide our clients and their pets with a fantastic service, often going above and beyond their job roles to achieve this.”

Prince Bishop Vets employs 24 staff, including six vets and ten nurses, at its veterinary hospital and its branch surgery in Crook.

Ms Stubbins said: “It is really overwhelming to receive this recognition and be shortlisted for such a prestigious award.”