Sunshine Coast veterinary nurse Alyce Murphy has become the first Australian to receive the Hill’s Vet Nurse of the Year Award.
The inaugural award was presented to the 23-year-old in Sydney in conjunction with National Vet Nurse Day.
Murphy, who was nominated by her employer at Lamington Terrace Vet Surgery in Nambour for her contribution to the care of patients and their owners, said she was honoured by the award.
“There is nothing better than coming to work and helping families with pets overcome illness and sending them back home healthy again, she said.
“It’s also great to know my boss thinks enough of me to nominate me. And then to win the national award was fantastic.”
Hill’s Pet Nutrition doctor Mark O’Byrne said the award recognised veterinary nurses around the country for their dedication and commitment to the pets of Australia.
“Veterinary nurses are an essential part of any veterinary practice. The nomination letters from colleagues, and supporting words from pet owners, were an amazing testimonial to the outstanding work the nurses do,” O’Byrne said.