The annual awards show, held in Birmingham, was due to take place for the ninth year in a row on 1 April.
“However, unfortunately this year we have to think of the human element due to the recent outbreak of the coronavirus.”
“We know this will be disappointing for many people and would like to thank you in advance for your understanding. We will let you know in due course when we plan to hold the awards.”
The awards are held to “celebrate the achievements of remarkable people who dedicate their lives, and go above and beyond, to improve animal health and welfare both in the UK and abroad”.
Nominations are open to farmers, vets, vet nurses, animal welfare professionals and animal welfare teams, who can be nominated to receive an award by peers or friends and family. There are nine nomination categories, including vet of the year and charity team of the year.