The International Canine Health Awards have seen some incredible winners over the years. Find out more about some of our past winners and the outstanding work and research they have carried out to improve canine health.
Dr Holger Volk
From the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in Hertfordshire, Dr Holger Volk won a prestigious international award for his work within veterinary neurology where his work has been pioneering and ground-breaking. Find out more about Dr Volk's work now.
Professor Mike Herrtage
Professor Mike Herrtage won a lifetime achievement award for his incredible contribution to veterinary research in small animal medicine and diagnostic imaging. Find out more about Professor Herrtage's work now.
David Singleton won the Postgraduate Student Inspiration Award, helping to further his research into antimicrobial resistance. Find out more about Singleton's work now.
Natalie Gibbons won the Undergraduate Student Inspiration Award as she has embarked on a project to combat inflammatory and auto-immune diseases in dogs using ground-breaking research in a unprecedented field by veterinary scientists. Find out more about Gibbons' work now.
Dr Elaine Ostrander
Dr Elaine Ostrander, a gifted and visionary American scientist, was chosen as the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award for her groundbreaking work in the field of canine genomics where she is recognised as the world’s foremost authority. Find out more about Dr Ostrander's work now.
Professor Peter Bedford
Professor Bedford won the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in hereditary retinal disease to join his work in glaucoma. Find out more about Professor Bedford now.
Professor Sheila Crispin
Professor Sheila Crispin won the Lifetime Achievement Award for her work as a veterinary ophthalmologist, treating a wide range of animals and saving the eyesight of many thousands of animals in this country and across the world. Find out more about Professor Crispins' work here.
Dr Gustavo Aguirre
Dr Aquirre is led a distinguished career in dog health that has resulted in life changing medical treatments in the field of ophthalmology for both dogs and humans alike. Find out more about the work of Dr Aquirre now.
Professor Robin Franklin
Professor Franklin was the winner of the International Award in 2014 for his work towards developing new therapies for the treatment of devastating neurological diseases in dogs and other species (including humans). Find out more about the work of Professor Franklin now.
Dr Cathryn Mellersh
Dr Mellersh won the International Award in 2015 for her canine genetics research, which has significantly improved our understanding of inherited diseases in dogs and enabled the development of numerous DNA tests. Find out more about the work of Dr Mellersh now.
Professor David Argyle
Professor Argyle won the International Award for his pioneering work in transforming our understanding of the way cancer spreads in dogs. Find out more about Professor Argyles' work now.
Emily won the Student Award for her work on the prevalence and distribution of the bacteria, Campylobacter, in the canine intestine. Find out more about Emily's work now.
James won the Student Award in 2015 to help further his pioneering work into a fatal autoimmune disease in dogs. Find out more about James' work now.
Previous winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award - £10,000
- 2013 – Dr Elaine Ostrander - £10,000
- 2014 - Professor Peter Bedford - £10,000
- 2015 – Professor Sheila Crispin - £10,000
- 2016 – Professor Mike Herrtage - £10,000
Previous winners of the International Award - £40,000
- 2013 - Dr Gustavo Aguirre - £40,000
- 2014 - Professor Robin Franklin - £40,000
- 2015 – Dr Cathryn Mellersh - £20,000
- 2015 – Professor David Argyle - £20,000
- 2016 – Professor Holger Volk - £40,000
Previous winners of the Postgraduate Student Award
- 2013 - Emily Milodowski - £5,000
- 2015 – James Swann - £5,000
- 2016 - David Singleton - £5,000
Previous winners of the Undergraduate Student Inspiration Award
- 2016 - Natalie Gibbons - £5,000