The nominations deadline for the International Canine Health Awards has been extended to 8 January 2016.

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Run by The Kennel Club Charitable Trust and including prize funds donated by Vernon and Shirley Hill of Metro Bank, the awards are returning for a fourth year to celebrate the world’s finest researchers and scientists whose work has had a positive impact on the health and well-being of dogs.

The awards have three categories:

  • International Prize in Canine Health
    This award is for outstanding contribution in the field of canine health and welfare (a prize fund of £40,000 for future projects). It will be presented to someone involved in world-class innovation, but with much still to contribute.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    This award includes a £10,000 prize fund and is for a veterinarian or scientist working in a related discipline who has dedicated much of his or her career to advancing the health of dogs. It will be presented to someone who has made a significant impact on the world stage of canine health.
  • Student Inspiration Awards
    This award will be split into undergraduate and postgraduate, with a prize fund of £5,000 for each winner. This prize will aid further education costs, the development of their careers, or to create or continue a project. The awards will be presented to extraordinary students studying at a British veterinary school who demonstrate the potential to advance the frontiers of veterinary medicine and research in the field of dogs.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony at The Kennel Club in April and will be judged by representatives from the veterinary profession and world of scientific research, including experts in the nominees’ selected fields.

All nominations should be made via the online application form at

For any queries regarding the application process, email Catherine Torrance at The Kennel Club on

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