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 are being
sought as the prestigious awards return in 2015.
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 being made available. We hope this
provides inspiration to make that important nomination and secure
the vital prize fund to continue this amazing work.
- International Prize in Canine Health -
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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. All nominations should be made
via the online application form. Please note that
paper applications will not be accepted. If you have any queries
regarding the application process please contact Fay Moore via
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for nominations is 6th April
Following the high calibre of the nominations in previous years,
the Kennel Club Charitable Trust is eagerly awaiting this year's
nominations. The objectives of the International Canine Health
Awards are to recognise individuals who have helped improve dog
health and to inspire others.
As the awards return for their third year, Caroline Kisko,
Kennel Club Secretary, is urging people to submit nominations to
help achieve the objectives: "In the past few years alone, we have
made huge strides in improving canine health, and there are
numerous people out there who continue to work on projects that
will give our dogs a healthier future. We want to make sure that
these people are recognised and acknowledged. The Kennel Club
Charitable Trust has a long history of supporting work that helps
to improve dog health. Thanks to the generous funding from
Vernon and Shirley Hill, the International Canine Health Awards go
a step further, honouring and rewarding the work of specific
Vernon Hill, Founder and Chairman of Metro Bank and whose major
gift underwrites the International Canine Health Awards, said: "We
are proud to support these important awards again, to fund research
that may transform canine and human health by encouraging the same
visionary thinking and innovation that Metro Bank champions. At
Metro Bank, 'Dogs Rule'."