I wholeheartedly agree with our nation's liberal praise and gratitude for all NHS staff, care and welfare organisations, social and commercial ventures, and our education and military resources, all of whom are extremely important and are keeping our beautiful little country going during these uncertain, worrying times with necessary restrictions.

However, I believe we should also give enormous thanks for those working in veterinary practices at all levels. Caring, responsible owners whom they liaise with and care for too, need to have reassurance their pets' health and welfare is being protected and helped by these compassionate, clever and dedicated professionals. More than ever just now, precious pets are giving their owners company, comfort and confidence.

Just like all the special people looking after and treating patients and their loved ones, all veterinary staff deserve praise and recognition too.

Shirley Clancy, Compton Close, Hook