Best UK Vet Awards

What are the Best UK Vets awards?

Every year, VetHelpDirect names the Best UK Vet based on verified customer reviews. We take all of the 4 and 5-star reviews, over a 12 month period from February, and the individual practice with the most is crowned the winner.

All reviews are moderated by our team and validated by the vets.

How can you get involved?

It’s remarkably simple. If you’ve visited your vet recently (within 3 months) and have enjoyed a positive experience, leave a review. Of course, honesty is extremely important. Our reviews are here to help pet owners to get the care they need and vet practices to improve their service. So we welcome fair reviews at all levels, but only those of 4 stars and above will count towards the award.

To find your vet, use the search at the head of each page or visit our Vets Near Me page.

Are there other categories?

Along with an overall winner, we also have a number of categories, including;

  • Best Equine Vet
  • Best Small Practice (fewer than 5 vets)
  • Best Mobile Vet
  • Best New Start-Up
  • Best Vet by Region

Again, the most positive reviews (minimum of 25 over the year) wins in each category, so support your vet by sharing your experience.

Share your experience of those vets who have gone above and beyond

Sometimes a review doesn’t go far enough. 5 stars is great, but what about those vets who truly go above and beyond?

For this, we need your help. Share your story about a practice, team or individual vet that has really delivered this year. We think it’s important to highlight the fantastic work that vets do, so each year we’ll recognise those that truly do more.

Nominate your vet, with any pictures, at Please also indicate if you would be happy for us to use these images/stories on our blog and social channels. Your privacy is also important to us.

Previous Winners of Best UK Vet

Best UK Vets Winners 2021

Cockburn Veterinary Group

100 London Road, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3JD

Read more about the 2021 Best UK Vet award winners in all categories

Best UK Vets Winners 2020

Willows Veterinary Centre & Referral Service

Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 4NH

Read more about the 2020 Best UK Vet award winners.

Best UK Vets Winners 2019

Swanspool Veterinary Clinic, 1 London Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 2BT, UK

Read more about the 2019 Best UK Vet award winners.

Best UK Vets Winners 2018

Briar House Veterinary Surgery, in Broadstairs, Kent

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Best UK Vets Winners 2017

Penmellyn Vets at St Columb Major, Cornwall

Best UK Vets Winners 2016

Blacks Vets in Dudley, West Midlands


Best UK Vets Winners 2015

Blacks Vets in Dudley, West Midlands


Best UK Vets Winners 2014

Arun Veterinary Group in Pulborough, West Sussex

Arun Veterinary Group

Best UK Vets Winners 2013

Barton Lodge Vets in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Barton Lodge Veterinary Centre

If you are part of a veterinary practice and would like more information on the Best UK Vets awards, please contact the VetHelpDirect team.