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Nominations deadline extended for Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2019

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2018 by Sasha Melia

The nominations deadline has been extended for the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2019, which celebrate the achievements of remarkable people from the farming, veterinary and charity industries.

Nominations can now be accepted until Friday 25th January, giving people more time to nominate individuals and organisations which go above and beyond to improve animal health and welfare both in the UK and abroad.

The award categories include:


Chris Laurence Vet of the Year – sponsored by Vet Record

This award is dedicated to our head judge, Christopher Laurence, in recognition of a veterinary surgeon (either companion or farm animal) who demonstrates their commitment to the continuous improvement of animal health and welfare.


Vet Nurse of the Year – sponsored by Agria Pet Insurance

This award is to give appreciation to a veterinary nurse (either companion or farm animal) who excels in their role by demonstrating and/or educating to the highest level of animal health and welfare.


Charity Team of the Year – sponsored by PDSA

This award is for an inspiring team whose drive and passionate dedication has changed the lives of animals for the better.


Charitable Contribution of the Year – sponsored by Blue Cross

This award is for an individual, in either a voluntary or paid role, who is constantly committed to making a difference to animal welfare.


International Cat Care Welfare of the Year – sponsored by International Cat Care

This esteemed award recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to the development of feline welfare. The winner of this award is selected by International Cat Care and therefore this category is not open to nominations.


Farmer of the Year – sponsored by R.A.B.I.

This award is for a farmer who strives to provide and encourage a high standard of animal welfare on their farm(s).


Farm Educator of the Year – sponsored by NADIS

This award is to acknowledge the work of a SQP, advisor, university or other educational institute, that works hard to research and educate on the importance and benefits of farm animal welfare.


Outstanding Contribution to Animal Welfare – sponsored by Your Dog and Your Cat magazines

This award is for an individual or team that stands out from the crowd by influencing and significantly contributing to making a visible difference in the world of animal welfare.  This award is selected by our judging panel, from all nominations received for 2019 and therefore this category is not open for direct nominations.


The winners and runners up will be honoured at a glittering ceremony taking place on the eve of BSAVA Congress on 3rd April 2019.  If there is a farmer, vet, vet nurse, animal welfare professional or animal welfare team that you feel deserves to be recognised for their ongoing commitment to animal welfare, visit to nominate.

CAWA - winners 2018

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