Do you know an equestrian volunteer or vet that deserves recognition for their work?

Nominations are needed from the equine community for the fourth Ceva animal welfare awards.

“We would like to see more equine welfare heroes recognised,” said a spokesman for the global veterinary health company.

The awards for animal welfare celebrate volunteers, charity workers, veterinary professionals and anyone else who works with animals around the world.

“It is so important to honour and champion these inspirational people that have gone beyond the call of duty to really make a difference,” said Ceva managing director Alan Doyle.

The volunteer of the year welfare award (UK & International) is supported by the Blue Cross and is “for someone who in their own free time goes beyond the call of duty to improve the lives on animals either in the UK or internationally.”

The charity profession of the year award, run in association with PDSA is “for an individual who works within a charity organisation who consistently performs to the best of their ability, with the single minded goal of helping save and improve the lives on animals in need.”

Other award categories include:

  • Chris Laurence vet of the year — to recognise a veterinary surgeon in practice that consistently demonstrates a commitment to the “continued improvement of animal welfare standards”
  • Nurse of the year — for a veterinary nurse who has “shown real commitment to championing excellent animal welfare within their practice”
  • Charity team of the year — for an “awe inspiring” team whose drive and passionate dedication has changed the lives of animals for the better
  • Farm animal welfare award in association with RABI and NADIS
  • International cat care welfare award

Nominations must be submitted by 13 January.

More information here