It's good moos for a veterinary worker after he claimed a top dairy industry award.

Tom Warboys is celebrating after being named Young Dairy Vet of the Year.

Tom, 30, was nominated by his practice, Synergy Farm Vets in Maiden Newton, and was presented the award by the British Dairying Magazine at its annual Cream Awards ceremony in London.

Tom, who beat an impressive list of finalists, was said by judges to have played an important role in assisting farmers with the health of their herds to promote disease prevention and welfare.

A total of 350 finalists across 12 categories were in contention at this year’s Cream Awards - which highlights the best of the British dairy industry.

This includes showcasing people, businesses and innovations to demonstrate what the UK dairy industry can and is achieving.

Speaking at the awards night, Tom said: “It was a privilege to be a part of the awards.

“My aim as a vet has been simply to support clients the best I could, both clinically and emotionally, so to have won made it a fantastic night and one I won’t be forgetting.”

Tom graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in 2017 and joined Synergy full-time in 2018, after completing his postgraduate diploma with the RVC, and is an accredited British Cattle Vets Association advisor.

The practice nominated Tom for the award and described him as ‘a fine example of a dedicated caring professional’, and that he has developed strong working relationships with the farms under his care.

The sponsors of the vet award, Virbac, was also full of praise for Tom.

Virbac is a family run company dedicated exclusively to animal health. and has supported dairy vets with products and services for over 50 years.

Virbac product manager, Sabrina Jordan, said: “Virbac recognises the commitment of young dairy vets to the profession and are proud to support the Young Dairy Vet of the Year award.

“The standard of nominations into this category was outstanding, our winner is a true credit to the veterinary profession and a shining light of the future.”