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International Canine Health Awards


Now in their third year, The International Canine Health Awards have attracted illustrious candidates from around the world and through the generous prize money have supported further research to improve the health and wellbeing of dogs. Nominations have now been received and are currently being judged.

Administered  by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust and underwritten by a major gift from Vernon and Shirley Hill, Founders of Metro Bank, the International Canine Health Awards recognise innovative researchers and veterinary scientists whose work has had a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of dogs. A significant prize fund is on offer for the winners of each award, representing  an opportunity not to be missed by anyone working for the betterment of dog health.

Here is the list of awards:

International Prize in Canine Health - £40,000

This prize fund is dedicated to finance future projects and to reward the winner's outstanding contribution in the field of canine health and welfare. The Award will be presented to someone who is currently involved in world class innovation but with much still to contribute.  


Dr Cathryn Mellersh 

Professor David Argyle   

Lifetime Achievement Award - £10,000

Prize fund to reward 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 canine health. 


Professor Sheila Crispin

Student Inspiration Awards - £5,000 (x2)

This prize fund will be spilt into Undergraduate and Postgraduate, with a prize fund of £5,000 for each winner. This prize will aid further education costs, the development of their careers, or to create or continue a project. The Awards will be presented to  extraordinary students studying at a British veterinary school, who demonstrate the potential  significantly to advance the frontiers of veterinary medicine and research in the field of dogs.


James Swann

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