It’s not too late to nominate individuals or teams for the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2017, which celebrate the achievements of remarkable people from the farming, veterinary and charity industries.
And for colleagues, family and friends and the general public entering nominations for the awards (the closing date for nominations is Friday 13 January 2017), there is now the chance to win an overnight stay in a Club Carlson hotel in a prize draw.
Visit www.cevawelfareawards.com to nominate a welfare hero. They can come from all walks of life, all ages, and from anywhere in the world, and will be assessed on the evidence provided in the original nomination.
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.
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 5 April 2017.
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
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) – in association with Your Cat and Your Dog magazines
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 R.A.B.I 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.
This esteemed award recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to the development of feline welfare. The recipient of the award is chosen by International Cat Care and therefore no general nominations are required.
To find out more about the awards, and to nominate, visit www.cevawelfareawards.com.