Winners announced – Best UK Vet Awards 2019

The winner of the Best UK Vet Award 2019 is Swanspool Veterinary Clinic, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

The awards organised by and running for the seventh year, are based on genuine owner reviews of veterinary practices around the United Kingdom and the winning practice this year, Swanspool Veterinary Clinic, received a huge 1102 positive four and five star reviews from their clients over the last year.

Susie Samuel, managing director of commented: “When owners are searching for a vet our research shows that online reviews are the most important step in that process, they want a friendly practice that is good value for money, delivers an excellent customer experience and that will above all care for their pet or animal. This is why word of mouth is so important both for local pet owners, horse owners and farmers. Online reviews on an independent platform give owners a genuine feel for the practice and help them to find a trusted, local vet more easily. We are proud to be able to reward those that are at the top of their league and receive the most positive reviews. “

Partner at Swanspool Veterinary Clinic, Anna Holden commented, “We are ecstatic to win the award for Best UK Vet 2019. It is such as honour and a great reward for the outstanding work our 46 members of staff at the practice deliver day in day out. We are an independent practice in a small market town that have been caring for animals for 145 years. We pride ourselves on providing a traditional all round service caring for small animals right up to horses and farm animals and it is especially rewarding to be recognised for our work by loyal customer reviews.”

The Gold award was presented to Swanspool at a celebration held at The Hind Hotel, Wellingborough. The evening was a fabulous success attend not only by the staff of the practice but the clients who had given the vets such great reviews. The local Mayor Mayor of Wellingborough, Malcolm Ward, also gave a toast celebrating the win.

Customer quotes

“From reception to the dispensary, all staff are professional yet friendly. I could never thank them enough for what they have done for my pets & me over the years and I know it’s all in a day’s work for them; they are highly valued. “

“Best vets we have ever used!”

The practice in second place winning Silver was St Anne’s Veterinary Group (in Eastbourne, East Sussex), and Bronze was awarded to Lakeview Veterinary Surgery (Deal, Kent), which also won Best Small Practice.

Other sector winners include

Best Scottish Vet- Lamond Veterinary Clinic

Best Equine Vet- Ridings Equine Vets (West Yorkshire)

Best Mobile Vet- Mobile Vet Ltd (Isle of Wight)

Best Welsh Vet- Animal Doctors

Best Northern Ireland Vet- Ashwood Veterinary Clinic

The Best New Start Up, a new category introduced this year was won by The Liverpool Vets. An independent community veterinary practice astoundingly only set up in Nov 2018, by Danielle Greenberg. This specialist practice looks after pets in Liverpool and works with local charities, including treating dogs belonging to homeless people.

Full results including the Top 25 can be found below:




Swanspool Veterinary Clinic


St Anne’s Veterinary Group

BRONZE (and Best Small Practice)

Lakeview Veterinary Surgery


Withy Grove Vets

5th (and Best Northern Irish Practice)

Ashwood Veterinary Clinic


White Cross Vets, Manchester – Walkden


White Cross Vets, Liverpool – Gateacre


Kernow Veterinary Group – Churchend Vets St Austell


Vets 1 Group


Kingsteignton Veterinary Group – Newton Abbot


Medivet The Vets Sutton Farm


Strathmore Veterinary Clinic


Kernow Veterinary Group – Pelyn Vets St Austell


Monument Vets, Redruth

15th (and Best Equine Practice)

Ridings Equine Vets

16th (and Best Scottish)

Lamond Veterinary Clinic


Cambridge Veterinary Group


The Mewes Veterinary Clinic


Kernow Veterinary Group – Harleigh Vets Bodmin


Bridgnorth Veterinary Centre


St George’s Vets – Stourbridge Vets 2 You mobile surgery


Kernow Veterinary Group – Pelyn Vets Lostwithiel


White Cross Vets, Wolverhampton


Pennard Vets – Tonbridge

25th (and Best Mobile Vet)

Mobile Vet Ltd

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