World Veterinary Association and Ceva Santé Animale enlarge the scope of the Global Animal Welfare Awards by adding new award categories

Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) and the World Veterinary Association (WVA) enlarge the scope of the Global Animal Welfare Awards to recognize veterinary technicians/nurses and veterinary schools in addition to veterinarians and veterinary students for their...

Brussels/Libourne 9th September 2019– WVA and Ceva continue their commitment to promote ever better international standards of animal welfare by organizing the 4th Global Animal Welfare Awards. The aim of the AW Awards is to recognize persons and entities who are contributing in their daily lives to the protection and welfare of animals and have provided outstanding and exemplary welfare-related services to animals, animal owners, and the public.

Following the successful deliverance of the WVA Animal Welfare Awards 2017, 2018 and 2019 projects, WVA and Ceva Sante Animale decided to add to the awards for veterinarians and veterinary students, new categories for veterinary technician/nurse and veterinary school/college to recognize their involvement and engagement in animal welfare.

Veterinarians are not only essential for the treatment and prevention of animal diseases but play a crucial role in protecting and improving the welfare of animals. Veterinarians have the potential to be global leaders advocating for high standards of animal welfare, but they must be provided with appropriate education and training in animal welfare to become competent in this area.

To support the development of veterinary student training and education in animal welfare, the WVA and Ceva will recognize a veterinary school or college that demonstrates a commitment to excellence in animal welfare education within the veterinary student curriculum. 

The WVA Animal Welfare Awards will be presented to the 6 selected champions in animal welfare at the opening ceremony of the 36th World Veterinary Association Congress on 6th April 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand (click here for the teaser video) where the selected winners will be invited to receive the WVA Animal Welfare Award and a monetary prize of 5.000 Euros.


More information on the WVA Animal Welfare Awards 2020 can be found HERE.  

>>PDF version available here: 2019-09-11_4th edition of the WVA Animal Welfare Awards.pdf

About World Veterinary Association

The WVA represents around 500.000 veterinarians around the world through its 95-member associations and is a broad global veterinary community that offers advocacy, support, and education with a variety of partners for focused global veterinary issues. The WVA mission is to assure and promote animal health and welfare and public health globally, through developing and advancing veterinary medicine, the veterinary profession as well as public and private veterinary services. Visit, WVA Facebook page and on Twitter.

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