The slightly inappropriately named poultry vet, Henry Lamb MRCVS, has been named Young Farm Vet of the Year in the National Egg & Poultry Awards organised by the magazine Poultry Business.

Henry, who works at Crowshall Veterinary Services in Norfolk, graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2018.

He is the lead products export vet for Crowshall and was instrumental in the business’s preparation for Brexit.

He is also one of the founding ‘green champions’ at the practice, which has become the first specialist poultry practice to be accredited with Investors in the Environment.

The panel of seven judges from said that within just three years Henry has gained much experience, showing evidence that he has contributed to reduced antibiotic usage as well as improved biosecurity and improved bird welfare, health and production for his clients.

They said: “He has clearly shown he has worked with colleagues as a team, and has introduced new initiatives in his practice including improving mental health of staff and assisting in sustainability.”

James Porritt, National Pig and Poultry Sales Manager of award sponsors Zoetis, said all three finalists were very strong candidates: “It was great to see the work they have all done recognised at the awards.

"It was fantastic to see Henry win and hope the award spurs him on to continue his bright future in the poultry industry.”

Photo: Henry Lamb holding the Young Farm Vet trophy, alongside Jonathan Agnew (left) and James Porritt of the award sponsors Zoetis

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