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Nominations open for Ceva Animal Welfare Awards

Nominations are open for Ceva’s 2017 Animal Welfare Awards. The event celebrates the achievements of remarkable people from the farming, veterinary and charity industries.

Nominated welfare heroes can come from all walks of life, all ages, and from anywhere in the world. Each one will be assessed on the evidence provided in the original nomination.

The winners decided by a panel of judges including Christopher Laurence MBE BVSc and James Yeates, chief veterinarian at RSPCA. This year’s winners and runners up will be honoured at a ceremony taking place on the eve of BSAVA (British Small Animal Veterinary Association) Congress on April 5 2017.

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If there is an individual or team that you feel deserves to be recognised for their ongoing commitment to animal welfare, visit to nominate. Entries must be in by January 13 2017.

“We really have been awed and humbled by the nominations for Ceva’s Animal Welfare Awards over the past seven years and we expect this year to be no exception,” says Ceva managing director Cuneyt Seckin.

Mr Seckin adds: “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.”

The categories aim to cover all industries involved in animal welfare. For 2017, these 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
  • Charity Professional of the Year Award (UK & International) – in association with PDSA
  • Charity Team of the Year Award (UK & International) – in association with Your Cat and Your Dog magazines
  • Volunteer of the Year Welfare Award (UK & International) – in association with Blue Cross
  • Farm Animal Welfare Award (UK & International) – in association with RABI and NADIS

To find out more about the awards, and to nominate, visit

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