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 with
prize fund of £40,000 for future projects - for
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 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 canine health.
- Student Inspiration Awards which 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
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 27th March 2015.
Following the high calibre of the nominations in previous years,
the Kennel Club Charitable Trust is eagerly awaiting this year's
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
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'."