Vet visionary proves top dog at Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Pet owners know the struggle of getting your beloved family member to see the vet, but Tomas Steenackers is easing the burden on animal lovers across the country.

The National Veterinary Care (ASX: NVL) founder took out top honours at the 2018 Business News Australia Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, held at QT Gold Coast on Friday night.

Collectively, the finalists turned over more than $380 million in the last financial year and employed more than 3,500 people both on the Gold Coast and nationally.

The veterinary visionary faced stiff competition from some of the Gold Coast's leading business minds, but came out top dog on the back of the success of his ASX-listed powerhouse of a company.

Founded in 2014 and listed in 2015, National Veterinary Care employs over 800 Australians and turned over $66.8 million in revenue during the last financial year.

Steenackers says his chain of over 70 clinics across Australia and New Zealand offers something far more important than his competitors: personal touch.

"Acquisition is important to our business and other veterinary chains in Australia, but that's not the only thing we do," says Steenackers. Read more

David Simmons - Business News Australia - 12 October 2018

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