September 13, 2019


World Veterinary Association and Ceva enlarge scope of Global Animal Welfare Awards



Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) and the World Veterinary Association (WVA) enlarge the scope of the 4th Global Animal Welfare Awards to recognise veterinary technicians/nurses and veterinary schools in addition to veterinarians and veterinary students for their exemplary work in protecting and promoting Animal Welfare.


The aim of the Awards is to recognise persons and entities who are contributing in their daily lives to the protection and welfare of animals and have provided exemplary welfare-related services to animals, animal owners, and the public.


Following the successful deliverance of the WVA Animal Welfare Awards 2017, 2018 and 2019 projects, WVA and Ceva decided to add to the awards for veterinarians and veterinary students, new categories for veterinary technician/nurse and veterinary school/college to recognise their involvement and engagement in animal welfare.


Veterinarians are not only essential for the treatment and prevention of animal diseases but play a crucial role in protecting and improving the welfare of animals. Veterinarians have the potential to be global leaders advocating for high standards of animal welfare, but they must be provided with appropriate education and training in animal welfare to become competent in this area.


To support the development of veterinary student training and education in animal welfare, the WVA and Ceva will recognise a veterinary school or college that demonstrates a commitment to excellence in animal welfare education within the veterinary student curriculum.


The WVA Animal Welfare Awards will be presented to the six selected champions in animal welfare at the opening ceremony of the 36th World Veterinary Association Congress on April 6, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand where the selected winners will be invited to receive the WVA Animal Welfare Award and a monetary prize of 5,000 euros (~US$5,552).


More information on the WVA Animal Welfare Awards 2020 can be found at