There is still time to nominate your animal welfare hero for the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2016.

The awards recognise individuals and organisations whose passion for animal welfare has made a positive impact; from vets and vet nurses to farming professionals, volunteers and charity professionals.


Hayley Walters
2015 VN Times Welfare Nurse of the Year winner Hayley Walters receives her award from Chris Laurence.

The full list of award categories for 2016:

  • Chris Laurence Vet of the Year Award – in association with Veterinary Times
  • The VN Times Welfare Nurse of the Year Award
  • Charity Professional of the Year Award (UK & International) – in association with PDSA
  • Charity Team of the Year Award (UK & International) – in association with Your Cat magazine and Your Dog magazine
  • Volunteer of the Year Welfare Award (UK & International) – in association with Blue Cross
  • Farm Animal Welfare Award (UK & International) – in association with RABI and NADIS
  • International Cat Care Welfare Award – in association with Agria Pet Insurance

‘Big boost’

Winner of the VN Times Welfare Nurse of the Year Award 2015 was Hayley Walters, an anaesthesia and animal welfare nurse at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh.

She said: “When you work in the animal welfare sector, it can feel like what you do is a drop in the ocean, but when you are nominated and win an award it is such a big boost.”

Nominations must be submitted by noon on 21 January. A reason for the nomination and evidence of the nominee’s work in action ­– such as a photo – must be provided.


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