Yasmin wins top award

A VET'S receptionist who just loves to reunite stray cats and dogs with their owners has won one of the Oscars of the veterinary profession.

A VET'S receptionist who just loves to reunite stray cats and dogs with their owners has won one of the Oscars of the veterinary profession.

Yasmin Morowa from the Melton Veterinary Surgery was awarded the prestigious title of Vet Receptionist of the Year 2009 at the Petplan Veterinary Awards to mark her outstanding service to pets and their owners.

Last year Brian Faulkner from the same veterinary team won Vet of the Year.

Miss Morowa, 29, was praised by the judges for her kind approach which makes her highly appreciated by both clients and colleagues.


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“It was a bit of a shock to win but I am really pleased and it was a great night,” she said.

Miss Morowa always checks to see how patients have progressed when she returns from holiday so she can help their owners when they call or visit.

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She has also reunited several lost pets with their owners.

“The most recent one was a stray cat. I noticed it had a patch of hair missing and so had had a blood test not long ago,” she said.

“With its rough age and colourings and knowing where it was found, I then went through the records until I found its owners.

“I have done it several times with cats and dogs. It can be horrible when your pet goes missing and people are so relieved when they are reunited with their pet.”

The independent panel of judges said: “Yasmin's caring nature towards both patients and clients was astounding.

“Throughout the gruelling judging process, we were presented with numerous examples of how Yasmin has gone above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that she spends that extra time with clients.”

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