Best UK Vets 2017 – There’s Still Everything To Play For!

Could your practice be a Best UK Vets Winner? You’re still in with a chance. Entries close at 9am on 10 Feb, and with awards for runners-up and the Top 25, there are multiple chances to be recognised!

Entry is simple: get your clients to leave a review – the more glowing the better – on or It’s that simple. You don’t even need to be a VetHelpDirect customer.

The veterinary practice with most overall 4* and 5* reviews wins the prestigious title of ‘Winner Best UK Vets 2017’. Last year’s winner, Blacks Vets in Dudley demonstrated great client engagement with the highest volume of happy people. And this year, there’s still everything to play for.

The beauty of online reviews is that they are instant. You can, with a little effort, build up a fantastic bank of reviews really quickly – after all, your loyal and bonded clients will probably want to help. So, get that client email ready to go, and get reception on hand with the iPad to start building those reviews now!

For more top tips on getting your customers involved, get in touch with us.

So, what do I win?

As well as a round of applaws (!) from your lovely clients, and the direct benefit of word-of-mouth, the overall winning practice receives a trophy and lots of free publicity. There’s a presentation party for your practice and clients, as well as free PR to help get your story into print, radio and other media.

For our Top 25, as well as a certificate to proudly display on your wall and badges for your website and social media, there’s a template PR Kit with advice on how to spread the good news.

All the winners will be displayed on with optional badges to go on their profile listing (if you’d like one, call and ask to talk to our Directory team!).

Why Best UK Vets?

The Best UK Vets Awards are wholly based on client reviews. That’s honest, real-life opinion. Winning is such a credible endorsement of your client service and drives loyalty and trust.

Word-of-mouth is one of the most powerful conversion tools you’ll find. Get your current clients saying good things about you, and you’ll win new clients directly as a result. No-one can resist a glowing review – you’ll stand head and shoulders above your competition!

Best UK Vets is run by the UK’s leading online marketing company, VetHelpDirect. We’ll harness our powerful knowledge of SEO and all things digital and get them working for YOU.

What past winners say

Manager, Val Marsh, at 2016 Best UK Vets overall winning practice, Black Vets in Dudley, had this to say about their experience:

“We were blown away by the response that we got to entering Best UK Vets last year. It was such a fun experience and so reassuring for us to know that we were delivering exceptional client care. Winning, and it coming directly ‘from the client’s mouth’, as it were, was such a pat on the back to our team and acknowledgement of all their hard work over the years fulfilling our client promise. I’d urge every practice to enter. You’ll increase your client interaction just by taking part. Very well worth the effort.”

How do I enter?

You don’t need to fill out any forms, or gather anything together. All you have to do is ask your clients to take a couple of minutes to leave you a review. They can go to and search for your practice from the home page. Once they’ve found you, click the button ‘Leave a review’ and they’re away!

Alternatively, if your practice isn’t on VetHelpDirect (ask us how to get a listing!), ask them to visit, find your business, and again click ‘Leave a review’.

There are quick star buttons for categories such as ‘friendliness’, ‘professionalism’, ‘respect for my animal’ and they can leave comments if they wish to. Easy!

And that’s all you have to do. We’ll do the rest and collate the entries.

So, get going now…. there’s not a moment to lose!

Closing date and results

We’ll gather all the reviews from both sites at 9am on Friday 10th Feb. We’ll announce the results as soon as we can and winners will receive their certificates, digital badges and PR kits shortly afterwards. The overall winner will be given a budget for their party and we’ll help to pull together an invite list of clients and get the PR in place. At the party, the overall winners will be presented with a trophy, certificates…and cake!

For further information visit or call 0845 4961 204.

Don’t forget…

We’ve also created a selection of images that you can use free of charge on your social media, website or emails to encourage your clients to leave you reviews, see all the images here.