It's been another great year for clinic cats (and honorary clinic cats!) in 2017. We've seen some amazing campaigns, read some truly wonderful stories about how these pets came to be in clinics and how they enhance your lives now that they are there, and we are so impressed with the support and love shown to them by your clients. We wish we could reward every single entry with a giant trophy and endless treats, but after much consideration and tallying of results, we have finally selected the winners.
Without further ado, we announce that the Dermcare Clinic Cat of the Year for 2017 is....
Norman, from Toowoong Family Vet in Queensland!
Norman will receive a patient warming system valued at $1500, a set of scrub tops for his team, a perpetual trophy, a trophy to keep and his winner's sash. Congratulations Norman!
We had a TIE for our National Runner Up...
Eddie Spaghetti, East Port Veterinary Hospital, NSW AND
Tiger, Abbotsbury Vet Clinic, NSW!
Eddie and Tiger will receive a set of scrub tops for their team, a trophy and a sash.
And finally, rounding out our major winners list, we have our Honorary Clinic Cat of the Year....
Arnie, Weston Creek Veterinary Hospital, ACT!
Arnie will receive scrub tops for his team, a trophy, and a special tiny sash to wear proudly around his feathered neck! We were thrilled to receive so many entries this year from birds, dogs, turtles and others, demonstrating that all kinds of pets can make great additions to a veterinary clinic.
Our state winners have also done an outstanding job to top their state with votes, amazing photos and great profiles. Each cat will receive a trophy and sash.
NSW State Winner: Milky Moo Moo, Wentworth Falls Animal Hospital, NSW
QLD State Winner: Buddy, Greencross South Toowoomba, QLD
VIC State Winner: Twistie, Toorak Road Veterinary Clinic, VIC
WA State Winner: Oliver, Treendale Pet Medical, WA
TAS State Winner: Princess Willow Blossom, Macquarie Animal Hospital, TAS
SA State Winner: Joseph, Holden Hill Vet Clinic, SA
ACT Winner: Rene, Weston Woden Animal Hospital, ACT
NT Winner: Sheldon, Palmerston Veterinary Hospital, NT
We also have some very special awards to hand out. These cats really caught our attention during the campaign. They will receive their medal, a certificate, and a prize hamper!
Receiving a Top 50 Medal and the "Most Creative Human" award for best name:
Sophia Furgara, Galston Vet, NSW
Receiving a Top 50 Medal and the “Major Following” award for a great Facebook page and campaign:
Dora, Midwest Veterinary Centre, WA
Receiving a Top 50 Medal and the "I'm going to make that my profile pic!" award for best feature image:
Gary, Peninsula Vet Care, VIC
Receiving a Top 50 Medal and the "Best cheer" award for a very catchy war cry:
Maxine, Point Clare Vet Hospital, NSW
Receiving a Top 50 Medal and the “Photo journalism” award for best photos of a day in the life of a clinic cat:
Joey, Gordon Vet, NSW
Receiving a Top 50 Medal and the "She's got cattitude!" award for a truly divalicious personality:
Diva, Heathmont Animal Hospital, VIC
Receiving a Top 50 Medal and the “Clinic Cat in Training” award for most promising kitten:
Trevor, Peninsula Veterinary Surgery, QLD
Receiving a Top 50 Medal and the "They did what??" award for naughtiest habits:
Marvin, Dr Spot's - Campbelltown North Animal Hospital, NSW (rolling on fresh surgical drapes!) AND
Nonie, Timbertown Vet Hospital, NSW (chewing on IV lines!)
Receiving a Top 50 Medal and the "When's Halloween? I'm so ready" award for best costumes:
Harvey, Flinders View Veterinary Surgery, QLD
Receiving a Top 50 Medal and the "Shakespeare" award for best campaign quote:
Matilda, Greencross Clifford Park, QLD
Receiving a Top 50 Medal and the “He’s got skills” award for use of the microscope:
Furmeister Swiz, Asquith Vet, NSW
Receiving a Top 50 Medal and the “Reformed character” award for transformation from street cat to clinic cat superstar:
Monster, Vetfriends Chatswood, NSW
And rounding out out Top 50 and receiving a medal are:
Robbo, Greencross Armidale, NSW
Jasper, Raymond Terrace Veterinary Clinic, NSW
Ebony, Yass Valley Veterinary, NSWQ
Squirt, Macquarie Vet Clinic Windsor, NSW
Stevo, Petstock Vet Rouse Hill, NSW
Eric, Altona Vet Clinic, VIC
Panda, Greencross Vets Stud Park, VIC
Sassie Cat, Wendouree Veterinary Practice, VIC
Megs, Warwick Town and Country Vets, QLD
Stella, Bunbury Vet Clinic, WA
Winston, Marius Small Animal Veterinary Clinic, NSW
Holly, Townsville Vet Clinic, QLD
Marmalade, Kingsford Vet Hospital, NSW
Frankie, Fairford Road Animal Hospital, NSW
Sesame, Caseys Beach Veterinary Clinic, NSW
Tilly, The Coast Veterinary and Pet Care Centre, WA
Morrie, Kenwick Veterinary Hospital, WA
Jester, The Vet Practice Pty Ltd, VIC
Romeo, Salisbury Veterinary Clinic, SA
Chester, Thornbury Veterinary Hospital, VIC
Alfaxan Possumface Blackhole RVC, Ryde Veterinary Clinic, NSW
Ollie, Elgar Road Vet Clinic, VIC
Princess, Deepwood Veterinary Hospital, WA
Helen, Lake Road Veterinary Clinic, NSW
Brian, Belmost Avenue Veterinary Hospital, WA
Tosca, Morayfield Veterinary Surgery, QLD
Mr Walter Wallace McFluffin, Barn Veterinary Clinic, NSW
Patsy, Narellan Animal Hospital, NSW
Frankie (Frank), Quirindi Veterinary Clinic, NSW
Diesel (Deezy), Mountain Creek Vet Clinic, QLD
Rosie, Cooroy Veterinary Surgery, QLD
Indi, Springfield District Veterinary Clinic, QLD
Oscar, Port Road West Croydon Veterinary Clinic, SA
Big Tony, MyVet Twin Towns, NSW
Marilyn, Wide Bay Vet Surgery, QLD
Charlotte, Greater Springfield Veterinary Hospital, QLD
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR WINNERS! And thank you to every entrant, we truly love seeing your pictures and reading your stories, it is an honour to "meet" everyone single one of you. If you have been named above, your local rep will be in touch soon to deliver your prizes. Signing off for another year, The Dermcare Team