There is only one week left to nominate a deserving candidate
for the prestigious International Canine Health Awards as the
November 22nd deadline looms.
The inaugural International Canine Health Awards attracted
illustrious candidates from around the world, with Dr Elaine
Ostrander and Dr Gustavo Aguirre among the first ever winners of
the awards. There is only one week left for nominations as the
prestigious awards return for a second year.
With a prize fund totalling £60,000, the Kennel Club Charitable
Trust is urging people to nominate deserving candidates by the
deadline of November 22nd (deadline extended).
Run 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, 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. As the awards return for their second
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 individuals."
Two categories are open internationally to celebrate work
and dedicated individuals that have made significant advancements
to dog health: the International Prize in Canine Health and the
Lifetime Achievement Award. Following the high calibre of the
nominations for the first year of the competition, the Kennel Club
Charitable Trust is eagerly awaiting this year's nominations.
A third category, Student Inspiration Award, is specifically for
individuals studying at a British veterinary school who have shown
the greatest potential to advance canine health and welfare.
The closing date for the awards is November 22nd 2013 (deadline
extended), and nominations are sought in the following categories,
with details of last year's award winning candidates:
- Lifetime Achievement Award with £10,000 Prize
Fund - Dr Elaine Ostrander, a gifted and visionary
American scientist, was chosen as the winner of the Lifetime
Achievement Award for her ground-breaking work in the field of
canine genomics where she is recognised as the world's foremost
- International Prize in Canine Health with prize fund of
£40,000 for future projects - Dr. Aguirre is a
world-leading Professor of Medical Genetics and Ophthalmology at
the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. His
distinguished career in dog health has resulted in life changing
medical treatments in the field of ophthalmology for both dogs and
humans. As winner of the International Prize in Canine Health
Dr. Aguirre's research interests include molecular basis of
inherited eye diseases, and developing DNA-based tests for their
- Student Inspiration Awards with a prize fund of £10,000
for the winner and two runner up prize funds of £5,000 each to aid
further education costs, the development of their careers, or to
create or continue a project - Emily Milodowski, who ranks
in the top three of her cohort of 105 students in her year at
University, was chosen as the winner of the Student Inspiration
Award last year. Her previous work on the prevalence and
distribution of the bacteria, Campylobacter, in the canine
intestine led to her being awarded the £10,000 prize to fund her
future work into wound healing.
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 sent to Fay Moore via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by post at Fay Moore, The Kennel Club Charitable Trust, 1-5
Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London, W1J 8AB.