Nominations are now open for Ceva’s 2017 Animal Welfare Awards, which celebrates the achievements of remarkable people from the farming, veterinary and charity industries.
You can nominate an outstanding contributor to animal welfare from anywhere in the world to receive an award. Since the first Ceva Awards in 2010 hundreds of animal welfare professionals have been nominated, with the winners decided by a panel of esteemed judges including Christopher Laurence MBE BVSc and James Yeates, chief veterinarian at RSPCA.
“The lengths to which some wonderful people go to ensure the health and happiness of animals across the world really knows no bounds. Not only do the awards champion people involved in animal welfare, but they also raise awareness of this important work to wider audiences,” said Ceva managing director Cuneyt Seckin.
This year’s winners and runners up will be honoured at a glittering ceremony taking place on the eve of BSAVA (British Small Animal Veterinary Association) Congress on 5th April 2017.
The categories for 2017 are:
· Chris Laurence Vet of the Year Award - in association with Veterinary Times
Recognises a veterinary surgeon working in practice who educates pet owners and consistently demonstrates a commitment to the continued improvement of animal welfare standards.
. The VN Times Welfare Nurse of the Year Award – in association with VN Times
Honours a working veterinary nurse who has shown a real commitment to improving and championing excellent animal welfare within their practice and further afield.
· Charity Professional of the Year Award (UK & International) – in association with PDSA
Someone who works within a charity organisation and consistently performs to the best of their ability, with the single minded goal of helping save and improve the lives of animals in need.
· Charity Team of the Year Award (UK & International)
Recognises an awe-inspiring team whose drive and passionate dedication has changed the lives of animals for the better, by tirelessly promoting and championing their cause.
· Volunteer of the Year Welfare Award (UK & International) – in association with Blue Cross
Celebrates an individual whose dedication and tenacity has helped improve animal welfare and who, in their own free time, goes above and beyond the call of duty to improve the lives of animals either in the UK or Internationally.
· Farm Animal Welfare Award (UK & International) – in association with RABI and NADIS
This award is for someone who works within the farming industry and who strives to provide or encourage high standards of ethical and compassionate farm animal welfare.
· International Cat Care Welfare Award – in association with Agria Pet Insurance
This esteemed award recognises a volunteer within a feline welfare project, who has contributed to making a sustainable local change through either re-homing, public education, veterinary education, provision of veterinary services or TNR work. International Cat Care will choose the winner of this award from their extensive member base and therefore no general nominations are required.
If there is an individual or team that you feel deserves to be recognised for their ongoing commitment to animal welfare, visit www.cevawelfareawards.com to nominate. Entries must be in by 13 January 2017.