Here at Orchard House Vets, we pride ourselves on the service that we provide. Every now and then we are fortunate enough to be nominated and win awards! As well as being nominated for awards, we receive accreditation for our practices. You can find out more about each one below!


Petplan awards

2013 Finalist in Support Staff Of The Year
Practice – 2014 Finalist Vet Practice Of The Year
Zoe Pickering – Finalist Support Staff Of The Year 2019
Graham Skelton – Finalist Support Staff Of The Year 2019

BVRA Receptionist of the year:

In 2020, our Receptionist Cris Paterson won the prestigious BVRA receptionist of the year award! Unfortunately due to Covid-19, Cris did not get to go to the glamorous ceremony, but you can view her finalists video here!

BVRA (British Veterinary Receptionists Association) nominees 2020:

Since the awards began we have had two nominations in the BVRA awards. Both Cris (Winner – 2020) and Graham (Nominee – 2019) received their certificates in 2020, before Cris was notified she was a finalist, and then a winner!

Cris Paterson – Receptionist Of The Year 2020 WINNER
Graham Skelton – Receptionist Of The year 2019 nominee

CEVA Vet Practice Of The year nominee 2019:

Vet Practice Of The Year nominee

Vets Digital Practice Of The Year 2020

Best digital presence nominee – 2020 (disbanded)

SPVS Vet wellbeing awards nominee 2020

In 2020, we received a SPVS Vet Wellbeing nomination in two categories.

Practice Of The Year – Outstanding place to work

Employee Of The Year – Graham Skelton

Vet Of The Year – Tim Pearson


RCVS Practice Standards Scheme

Cat Friendly Clinic

Investors In People