The Kennel Club International Canine Health Awards recognise
innovative researchers and veterinary scientists whose work has had
a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of dogs.
Underwritten by a major gift from Vernon and Shirley Hill,
Founders of Metro Bank and administrated by the Kennel Club, a
significant prize fund is on offer for the winners of each award,
making them an opportunity not to be missed by anyone working for
the betterment of dog health. The objectives of the International
Canine Health Awards are to recognise individuals who have helped
improve dog health and inspire others.
The Kennel Club would like to thank all applicants for the 2016
awards. To learn about this year's winners, click here.
We will start taking applications in the next few months for the
2017 International Canine Health Awards. To register your interest
and to receive a notification of when we will start taking
applications please click here.
- International Prize in Canine Health with prize fund of
£40,000 for future projects - for outstanding
contribution in the field of canine health and welfare in the
world. The Award will be presented to someone who is currently
involved in world class innovation but with much still to
- Lifetime Achievement Award with £10,000 Prize
Fund - a veterinarian or scientist working in a
related discipline who has dedicated much of their career to
advancing the health of dogs. The Award will be presented to
someone who has made a significant impact on the world stage of
- Student Inspiration Awards - Postgraduate and
Undergraduate - with a prize fund of £5,000 for the winner of each
category to aid further education costs, the
development of their careers, or to create or continue a project.
The Award will be presented to an extraordinary student studying at
a British veterinary school, who demonstrates the potential to
significantly advance the frontiers of veterinary medicine and
research in the field of dogs.
- The 2016 awards were presented to Professor
Holger Volk, Clinical Director of the RVC Small Animal Referral
Hospital and Professor of Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery;
Professor Mike Herrtage, Dean of the Cambridge Veterinary School
and Professor of Small Animal Medicine; University of Liverpool PhD
student, David Singleton; and canine pathology undergraduate
student, Natalie Gibbons.
How to apply
The awards will be judged by representatives from the veterinary
profession and the world of scientific research, including experts
in the nominees' selected fields.
We are currently not taking applications for the 2017 awards. To
register your interest and to receive a notification of when we
will start taking applications please click here.