CELEBRATING two years since it opened, a specialist vet in High Wycombe is launching a competition to design an animal-themed mural that will be painted on their wall.

Hamilton Specialist Referrals, in Cressex, has launched the competition to mark two years since they opened their doors in July 2018.

The competition is open to all ages and entries submitted electronically by August 31 will be judged by husband and wife team Michael and Clare Hamilton, who founded the practice.

The design of the winning entry will be painted onto a special celebration wall in the reception by a professional artist.

Since they opened, they have treated nearly 2,000 pets and now employ more than 70 staff members.

Managing director Clare said: “The competition is a celebration of incredible work of our team since opening, and the wonderful pet patients and their owners we have the privilege of helping.”

She added: “We had always intended to have a mural designed for a wall as part of a competition, but our plans were delayed by lockdown.

“The mural will also serve as a reminder that we were able to come through the challenges of a global pandemic thanks to the dedication and hard work of our amazing team, and even grow the business during this period.”

Entries will be divided into categories and the overall winner will get a £100 art voucher as well. Runners up will get a print of their design made.

They should be minimum A4 size, in any medium and submitted as a scan or screenshot to art@hamiltonspecialists.vet

Go to www.hamiltonspecialists.vet/events/wall-mural-competition for more.