Global Animal Welfare Awards highlight the special role veterinarians play in protecting the health and welfare of animals

07 May 2019, at 9:00am

Veterinarians from around the world, who have made significant contributions to the promotion of animal welfare, have been honoured in the 2019 Global Animal Welfare Awards

This was the third edition of the awards co-created by the World Veterinary Association (WVA) and Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) to promote ever better international standards of animal welfare by rewarding 6 veterinarians and one veterinary student.

The Award ceremony took place during the 35th World Veterinary Association Congress on 28 April 2019 in San Jose, Costa Rica where the selected winners were invited to receive the WVA Animal Welfare Award and a monetary prize of 5,000 Euros.

The Global Animal Welfare Awards recognise and reward veterinarians who in their daily lives contribute to the protection and welfare of animals and have provided outstanding and exemplary welfare-related services to animals, animal owners, fellow veterinarians and the public.

Following the success of the WVA Animal Welfare Awards in 2017 and 2018, Ceva and the WVA in collaboration with the International Veterinary Students’ Association (IVSA) this year agreed to expand the scope of the awards by adding a new category recognising a veterinary student. Animal welfare is more and more a central societal issue and its inclusion within the training of young veterinarians is key to improving global standards.

Winners Included

  • Dr Anthony Nsoh Akunzule
  • Dr Partnep Ratanakorn
  • Dr Jose Peralta
  • Dr Edilberto Brito Sierra
  • Dr Jonas Watson
  • Aimee Lieberum
  • Dr Anette van der AA