‘THE most caring vet I have ever met’ is how Cynthia Cormack described Dr Billie-Jo Chambers MRCVS.
Dr Chambers is up for the Carer of the Year award, sponsored by Specsavers.
‘She not only cares about her patients – the animals – she is also very aware of the owner and their worries and upsets.
‘Obviously the animals come first but she’s very aware that the owners are also important. She cares about us.
‘When an animal has come to the end of its life, she is amazing.’
Recently, Mrs Cormack lost one of her cats, Agatha.
‘She had to be put to sleep. Billie was so aware that this was an adored cat. She was so kind.
Cynthia has three other cats – Patou, Nimuan and Togo.
‘They’re all very elderly. Billie is looking after Togo at the moment.’
Billie has worked at Isabelle Vets since November 2019 when she moved to Guernsey.
‘I really like the bond you develop between patient, vet and owner – I think this is really important. Covid has really highlighted the value that pets bring to our lives.
‘I am flattered to be nominated – it’s lovely that someone put my name forward – but I couldn’t do my job without the team of dedicated, hard-working vets, nurses and receptionists at Isabelle Vets, as well as the GSPCA, local farmers and farriers and local charities such as Cat Concern.
‘There is a real community here and a love of animals which is fantastic and should be cherished.’
Cynthia concluded, ‘She’s an absolutely amazing woman. Guernsey is very fortunate to have such a vet in the island.’
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DAWN LEGG has been nominated by her god-daughter, Tillie, for the Carer of the Year Award, sponsored by Specsavers.
‘OUTSTANDING’ is the care provided by Emilia Fernandes of Chateau du Village Nursing Home, according to Jane Ogier, who had nominated her for the Specsavers-sponsored Carer of the Year award.
FIONA MANSELL is ‘never too busy to help someone who needs it’, according to her daughter, Erin Mansell, who has nominated her for the Specsavers-sponsored Carer of the Year award.
A SELFLESS husband and devoted carer, Gary Sindall has been nominated for Carer of the Year, sponsored by Specsavers, by his wife, Sami.
GREEN OAKS NURSING HOME has received two nominations for the Carer of the Year award, which is sponsored by Specsavers.
KELLY OGIER said that she ‘wouldn’t go anywhere else’ than to Jean-Paul Segers when her animals need taking care of. This led to his nomination for this year’s Specsavers-sponsored Carer of the Year award.
‘INTRINSICALLY caring’ Kay Hardwick has been nominated for the Specsavers-sponsored Carer of the Year award.
Kirsty Broome goes above and beyond for anyone who needs her help, according to her nominator.
MAUREEN LOWE and Val De Carteret have both been nominated for the Specsavers-sponsored Carer of the Year award in recognition of the time and effort they have put into organising monthly charity bingo sessions.
MICHELLE SHELL has received several nominations for the Specsavers-sponsored Carer of the Year award for epitomising the phrase ‘going the extra mile’.
‘AMAZING boss and friend’ Natalie Norris has been nominated for the Pride of Guernsey Carer of the Year award, sponsored by Specsavers.
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AN AMAZING FRIEND’ is how Shane Bentley has been described by Anita Fletcher, his nominator for the Specsavers-sponsored Carer of the Year award.
‘He has been such a rock to my husband and myself since my husband has been really poorly.’
‘WHERE do I start? Sue Le Page is a wonderful person who has done a lot for so many people,’ said nominator Elizabeth Aitken.