Godmanchester veterinary nurse shortlisted for award

Rachel Radwell has been shortlisted for an award.

Rachel Radwell has been shortlisted for an award. - Credit: Archant

A veterinary nurse working in Godmanchester has been shortlisted for a Vet Nurse of the Year award.

Rachel Radwell, from Yaxley, was chosen for this year’s Ceva Animal Welfare awards after her work at Wood Green, The Animals Charity where she has been based for almost 25 years.

The charity cares for dogs, cats, small animals like rats and guinea pigs, and its Godmanchester headquarters is one of the largest re-homing centres in Europe.

Rachel helped the centre become the only re-homing charity in the UK to gain gold standard accreditation as a Cat Friendly Clinic in 2015, and she also home fosters some of the animals.

She said: “I have animals of my own, so there are only certain ones I can take home. A pregnant cat had a litter in my spare room so she didn’t have to give birth on site.”

The awards cover seven categories, which also include recognition for Farm Animal Welfare and Charity Team of the Year.

Now in its fifth year, the ceremony will take place April 7.

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Chris Laurence, judge, said: “What these awards really do is help raise the profile of welfare and highlight the shining examples of individuals and teams who go beyond the fulfilment their professional oath and devote themselves to bettering the lives of animals.”