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2nd WVA ANIMAL WELFARE AWARDS 2018 - CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Following the successful WVA Animal Welfare Award 2017, the WVA and Ceva Sante Animale are delighted to launch the 2nd WVA Animal Welfare Award.

The aim of the WVA Animal Welfare Awards is to recognize and reward veterinarians who contribute to the protection and welfare of animals in their daily lives and provide outstanding and exemplary welfare-related services to animals, animal owners, fellow veterinarians, and the public.

The Global Animal Welfare Awards 2018 will be presented to 1 selected veterinarian from each of the 6 WVA regions (North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, North Africa/Middle East, and Asia/Oceania).

The WVA Animal Welfare Awards Ceremony will take place in Barcelona, Spain on 5th-8th May 2018 during the 34th World Veterinary Congress, where the winners will be invited to receive a monetary prize of 5.000 Euros*.

Eligible nominees: Nominees must be veterinarians. Nominations should be submitted by the WVA Constituent Member Organizations.

Selection process: All applications received by the deadline will be reviewed by the WVA Review Committee. The selected awardees will be notified by 1st March 2018. 

Nomination submission: Nominations should consist of the following:

  • Complete Nomination Form (see link below).
  • Supporting letter from the nominator, who is familiar with the nominee’s contributions in the animal welfare field, outlining his/her motivation for the nomination. 
  • Motivation letter from the nominee describing his/her contributions in the animal welfare field.
  • Professional CV of the nominee. 
  • Any material to support the candidate (scientific articles, news items, videos, involvement in animal welfare projects, other recognitions, etc.).

Deadline for submission**

Completed applications must be submitted by 31st January 2018, 12:00 pm (Brussels time).  

The application can be downloaded by clicking on the following link: wva_ceva_aw_award_2018_-_application_form


Ceva Santé Animale and the World Veterinary Association encourage qualified veterinarians to submit their applications and wish success to all the nominees.

* The winners are expected to attend the WVA Animal Welfare Award Ceremony in Barcelona, Spain on Monday 7th May 2018. All the travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the WVA.  

** Incomplete nominations and nominations received after the deadline will be automatically rejected.


* The winners are expected to attend the WVA Animal Welfare Award Ceremony in Barcelona, Spain on Monday 7th May 2018. All the travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the WVA.  

** Incomplete nominations and nominations received after the deadline will be automatically rejected.