A Norfolk vet has been named the British Veterinary Association's Young Vet of the Year.

Dr Henry Lamb was awarded the 2023 title in recognition of his work tackling this summer's bird flu outbreak.

He graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2018 and started working at Crowshall Veterinary Services near Attleborough.

He has since taken his commercial poultry and gamebird expertise worldwide.

Eastern Daily Press: Dr Lamb's work tackling this year's bird flu outbreak was particularly praised by judgesDr Lamb's work tackling this year's bird flu outbreak was particularly praised by judges (Image: British Veterinary Association)

He is also a mental health advocate, co-lead of a practice green group and an external lecturer for a Royal Veterinary College poultry course.

Dr Lamb said: “To be named BVA Young Vet of the Year is a huge honour and it means all the more having heard about the outstanding work, dedication and skills of the other two finalists.

READ MORE: M&M Sweet Treats shop opens in Chantry Place in Norwich

"I’m delighted that after a challenging few years the poultry sector has been highlighted tonight, as all those involved have worked tirelessly to overcome the largest animal health outbreak the UK has experienced in recent times - I hope that winning this award will encourage more young vets to consider joining us in the poultry sector.

"It’s extremely rewarding work.”

Anna Judson, BVA president, said: “Henry’s dedication and hard work shines through in what is a particularly testing time for the poultry sector.

"His enthusiasm, not only for the work itself, but for encouraging and supporting other young vets and students to consider roles in the poultry sector, is inspirational.

"On behalf of all the judges, I wish Henry huge congratulations - he clearly has a bright future ahead.”

140 nominations were received for this year's award.