Ceva opens nominations for animal welfare awards

Do you know an animal welfare hero? Help your favourite pet-lovers gain the recognition they deserve in Ceva’s upcoming annual awards.

Ceva’s 2016 Animal Welfare Awards will celebrate the achievements of inspirational people from the farming, veterinary and charity industries.

Welfare heroes can be of any age and come from anywhere in the world. They can be nominated for an award by their colleagues, friends and family or by the general public. 

The winners will be 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 at BSAVA on April 6th 2016. 

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

Alan added: “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.” 

2016’s categories include:

Chris Laurence Vet of the Year Award – in association with the 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

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 magazine

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 to nominate. Entries must be in by January 11th 2016.

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