The Virbac 3D Worming Equine SQP of the Year

Nominations for the Virbac 3D Worming Equine SQP of the Year open on 1st April 2018.


An SQP (Suitably Qualified Person) is someone who has undergone rigorous training and passed exams to enable them to offer advice based on the sound principles of worming management.

If you are getting great advice and support from your SQP, why not nominate them for the prestigious Virbac 3D Worming Equine SQP of the Year Award.

We set up this award to recognise the skills and expertise of SQPs and the hard work and commitment that goes into ensuring you get excellent advice and service on worming issues to protect your horse.

Winning the Virbac3D Worming  Equine SQP of the Year gives your SQP recognition for a job well done, and they get a deserved prize of a VIP Experience at the London Olympia Horse Show in December along with a certificate and trophy which can be proudly displayed. 

So say thank you to someone that helps you care for your most treasured friend   - Take the time to nominate your SPQ  for the Virbac 3D Worming Equine SQP of the Year Award! 

Lisa Taylor of Farr and Pursey Veterinary Practice is the Virbac Equine SQP of the Year 2017

The prestigious title of Virbac Equine SQP of the Year has been awarded to Lisa Taylor of Farr and Pursey Equine Veterinary Services in Aldbury, Hertfordshire.

Lisa works closely with the vets at Farr and Pursey to help with the day to day running of the practice. With a mobile weigh bridge at her disposal, Lisa provides advice on weight for both worming and nutritional requirements. Being a registered veterinary nurse and qualified SQP, Lisa is well placed to provide guidance on the correct approach to worming.  

Lisa was invited by Virbac to attend a gala night at Horse of the Year Show where she was presented with her prize from one of showings leading producers, Katie Jerram and Virbac’s Divisional Director Mr Fraser Hodgson. Lisa then joined the Virbac team for ringside hospitality to enjoy the fabulous evening entertainment at Horse of the Year Show.

‘I can only think that our clients must like what I do and am a bit shocked, but really pleased to have won’ said Lisa. ‘Our clients will be really pleased. Lots ring and ask questions and I want to be able to inform and empower them so they know they are getting sound advice’.


Finalists announced for the 2017 Virbac Equine SQP of the Year

We are delighted to announce the four finalists for the Virbac 3D Worming Equine SQP of the Year. 

Kristy Hodgson - Kirsty is Director of Operations at Westgate Laboratories and is responsible for the day to day running of the lab and office.  As the Director of Operations, Kirsty is on the frontline of training and overseeing the in-house team of SQP’s and laboratory.

Elizabeth Collier - Elizabeth is a receptionist and SQP at Westover Vets in Hainford.  Having been with the practice since 2009 Elizabeth deals with general enquires about wormers and worming planning advice.

Lisa Newman – Lisa has worked for equine practice Farr and Pursey since March 2016.  She is an experienced small animal and equine nurse. With a mobile weigh bridge and worm egg counting equipment at her disposal, Lisa is able to visit yards to provide accurate worming advice.

Jessica Murphy - Jessica first qualified as an SQPO in 2015 and works for VioVet in her role as meds advisor.  VioVet is an online company and Jessica’s main responsibilities as an SQP are to check and approve any orders for licensed medication.  Jessica is also on hand to send customers courtesy emails additional advice on worming programs is required. 

All of our 2017 finalists are highly qualified and dedicated SQP’s  and we are delighted to have such a strong line up for this year’s award.




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