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Deadline Extended For Prestigious Canine Health Award Nominations

16 December 2015    10:00

The deadline for nominations for the International Canine Health Awards, which are run by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust and include prize funds donated by Vernon and Shirley Hill of Metro Bank, has been extended to 8th January 2016 to allow more people to make nominations.

The International Canine Health Awards are returning for a fourth year to celebrate the world's finest researchers and scientists, whose work has had a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of dogs.

The three categories for the International Canine Health Awards are:

  • International Prize in Canine Health for outstanding contribution in the field of canine health and welfare (a prize fund of £40,000 for future projects). 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 split 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.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony to be held at the Kennel Club in April 2016 and 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 here.  If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Catherine Torrance at the Kennel Club via


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