How to Apply for International Canine Health Awards

The Kennel Club International Canine Health Awards recognise innovative researchers and veterinary scientists whose work has had a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of dogs.

Underwritten by a major gift from Vernon and Shirley Hill, Founders of Metro Bank and administrated by the Kennel Club, 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.



The four categories for the International Canine Health Awards are:

International Prize in Canine Health for outstanding contribution in the field of canine health and welfare with 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 a £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 £10,000 for the post-graduate and £5,000 for the under-graduate 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.

Breed Health Coordinator Award with a £1,000 prize fund, judges will be looking for individuals from breed clubs or councils who have demonstrated a dedication to supporting health and welfare within their breed over the previous year. Some of the aspects that will be considered include the starting or coordinating of a new project or resource for the breed, such as a health website or health survey, and good communication with the Kennel Club.

The awards will be judged by representatives from the veterinary profession and the world of scientific research, including experts in the nominees' selected fields.

How to apply for 2019

Please find the International Canine Health Award applications for 2019 below.

Completed applications are to be emailed to by 30th January 2019.

Application Forms:

To view the below forms you will need to download the latest version of Adobe PDF reader - you can download for free here.

If you have any queries regarding the application process or have issues downloading the form then please contact Andrea Harris at the Kennel Club:

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