Now in its fifth year, the Ceva Awards for Animal Welfare recognise volunteers, charity workers and veterinary professionals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to supporting and improving animal welfare around the world.

Our full list of award categories for 2016 can be found below. 

Nominations will remain open until early January when our independent judging panel of esteemed industry professionals, headed by Christopher Laurence MBE BVSc will narrow entries down to three finalists per category. The winners of each award will then be revealed at the glitzy ceremony on Wednesday 6th April 2016 where a number of Ceva staff will play host. 

Nominations are open to ALL, so please spread the word among your customers and practices. If you know of an individual or team who deserve to be recognised for their commitment to animal welfare, then why not submit a nomination yourself?   

Our dedicated Welfare Awards website is now open for nominations- Please note nominations can only be submitted electronically via the website this year.  

2016 Award Categories 


Chris Laurence Vet of the Year Award - in association with the Veterinary Times

This award is to recognise a veterinary surgeon working in practice that emulates Chris’ dedication to animal welfare by educating pet owners and consistently demonstrating a commitment to the continued improvement of animal welfare standards.


The VN Times Welfare Nurse of the Year Award

This award is to give recognition to a veterinary nurse working in practice who has shown real commitment to improving and championing excellent animal welfare within their practice.


Charity Professional of the Year Award (UK & International)

This award is for an individual who works within a charity organisation who 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) 

This Award is for an awe inspiring team who’s 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) 

This Award is for someone who through their amazing dedication and tenacity has helped improve animal welfare. 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)

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. We want to award someone who has made a tangible difference


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