VetHelpDirect Best UK Vets 2013 – Based on Online Vet Reviews

Last night over 60 clients and the local press turned up to see Barton Lodge Vets being awarded their trophy & prize for winning Best UK Vets 2013!


Barton Lodge Vets pose for photographs with some of their clients (and a few of the pets they treat!) From left to right: Roger Wickenden, Cory and owner, Cathy Wickenden, Susie Samuel (MD of VetHelpDirect.com).

The evening kicked off with a formal presentation where one of Barton Lodge’s patients, Cory, helped present the award to the practice. After practice tours for clients the celebrations continued at a local hall, where clients shared their happy Barton Lodge experiences.

The hosts of the award, VetHelpDirect.com, said “The sincerity of the comments made by clients tonight reflects exactly Barton Lodge’s online reputation through their reviews. A good online reputation is so valuable to both local people looking for a service and to business owners. That’s why online vet reviews are at the heart of our vet directory.”

Best UK Vet 2013 - VetHelpDirect


Roger Wickenden, joint director of Barton Lodge, stated that he and all of the team had been very touched by the reviews left and were honoured to be awarded a prize that their clients were responsible for giving through the heartfelt reviews they’d left.


Roger Wickenden, joint director of Barton Lodge, says a few words of thanks.

The Background

Barton Lodge competed with veterinary practices across the UK to win the award which was judged based on the quantity and quality of reviews left on VetHelpDirect.com. Seventy-two of Barton Lodge’s clients went out of their way to leave a review for the popular practice.

“First Class, Patient and Understanding”, “5 Star service” and “The best in town by far” were just some of the comments received from their clients. Congratulations Barton Lodge Vets!

The Award & VetHelpDirect.com

The VetHelpDirect.com Best UK Vet awards 2013 are based on reviews left by owners over the course of the year 29/1/12 – 28/1/13. The number of reviews and average star rating was used to determine the winner.

At VetHelpDirect we are determined to provide a fair reflection of the vet practices in their directory, all reviews are subject to rigorous tests of authenticity, all are checked for duplicate IP addresses, email addresses and some reviewers are asked to provide evidence that they are recent clients of the practice.

They are soon launching the new and much improved Find Any UK Vet website Any-UK-Vet.co.uk which will also include reviewing functionality for every British veterinary practice, to aid animal owners in finding a trusted, local vet more easily.


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