Nominate your welfare champions

Nominations are open for the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2016, which recognise veterinary professionals, volunteers and charity workers who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to supporting and improving animal welfare globally.

The two main veterinary categories are the Chris Laurence Vet of the Year and Welfare Nurse of the Year awards.

Chris Laurence Vet of the Year Award, in association with Veterinary Times, recognised a veterinary surgeons working in practice who emulates Chris’s dedication to animal welfare by educating pet owners and consistently demonstrating a commitment to the continued improvement of animal welfare standards. 

The VN Times Welfare Nurse of the Year Award is given to a VN working in practice, who has shown real commitment to improving and championing excellent animal welfare.

While both categories are open to large animal veterinary professionals, last year’s additions of the farm welfare award allows specific high standards of ethical and compassionate farm animal welfare.

Ceva UK’s managing director Alan Doyle said: “It is so important to honour and champion these inspirational people who have gone beyond the call of duty to really make a difference and also use this event to highlight important issues within animal welfare to the wider animal care community”.

A panel of industry professionals will judge the awards. The 2016 ceremony will take place on the eve of BSAVA congress in April.

To nominate, visit 

Closing date 11 January