Previous Winners

International Canine Health Awards (ICHA)

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.

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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.

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David Singleton

David Singleton won the Postgraduate Student Inspiration Award, helping to further his research into antimicrobial resistance.

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Natalie Gibbons

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.

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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.

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Professor Peter Bedford

Professor Bedford won the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in hereditary retinal disease to join his work in glaucoma.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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Professor David Argyle

Professor Argyle won the International Award for his pioneering work in transforming our understanding of the way cancer spreads in dogs.

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Emily Milodowski

Emily won the Student Award for her work on the prevalence and distribution of the bacteria, Campylobacter, in the canine intestine.

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James Swann

James won the Student Award in 2015 to help further his pioneering work into a fatal autoimmune disease in dogs.

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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
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