Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2019

If you need further information about the Awards, please contact lindsay.cox@ceva.com or lucy.patton@ceva.com Write to: Ceva Animal Health Ltd, Unit 3, Anglo Office Park, White Lion Road, Amersham, Bucks HP7 9FB Tel: 01494 781510

Our Judges

Each year, our eminent judges are given the arduous task of reading through hundreds of nominations which they have to whittle down to finalists and then winners. It is a tough process because of the quality of the people they have to judge and it sometimes leads to heated discussions. A finalist can become a winner due to one small piece of evidence provided by the nominator which makes that tiny bit of difference.
Chris Laurence From 1968 throughout his career in the veterinary industry and in animal charities, Chris has continually played a key role in animal welfare. Since his retirement in 2002, Chris has been elected as Trustee of the RSPCA. To honor Chris and celebrate his work, we have named our Vet of the Year Welfare Award after him.
Claire Bessant Claire has been Chief Executive of International Cat Care for over 20 years after working in veterinary publishing. She is the author of 10 books on cats and lives with 3 cats at home in Wiltshire.
Anthony Andrews After qualifying, Anthony spent over five years in mixed veterinary practice and then undertook the Royal Smithfield Club Fellowship at the Royal Veterinary College and examined bovine teeth development in health and disease. He has been involved in welfare problems and their resolution on farms and is used to provide Expert Opinion in Criminal Court proceedings.
Sarah Fisher Sarah is a TTouch Instructor, and behaviour counsellor and works with all animals including horses, cats, dogs, exotics and birds. She teaches staff workshops for many of the UK’s top animal rehoming centres and makes regular appearances on TV and Radio. Sarah works with private clients, and teaches around the UK and abroad giving talks, workshops and demonstrations.
Gwen Bailey Gwen Bailey pioneered the use of animal behaviour knowledge in the rehoming of unwanted pets. She founded Puppy School (www.puppyschool.co.uk), a UK network of puppy class tutors who have helped introduce positive training into the lives of 60,000 puppies so far. Gwen has written 14 books, with her first book ‘The Perfect Puppy’ still in print after 25 years. She is a member and past Chairman of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors and past Trustee for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. She is President of the charity Dogs Helping Kids.
Andrew Davies Andrew developed particular clinical interests in dairy cattle fertility and infectious disease control as well as more recently Youngstock management and AMR. He was a Farm Director on the Board of XLVets UK for five years and was involved as Director, Senior Official Veterinarian (SOV) and Chairman of XLFarmcare Wessex delivering veterinary services to government since the VDP contracts were introduced. Andrew became Managing Director of Synergy Farm Health after the merger of the Southfield farm department and its neighbour Kingfisher Veterinary Practice in 2009. Andrew achieved his certificate in Cattle Health and Production in 1992.
Andy Biggs Andrew Biggs is a Director at The Vale Veterinary Group in Devon, joining the practice in 1981 and becoming a partner in 1986. He worked as a mixed practitioner for around a decade and then specialised in farm work. He runs The Vale Veterinary Laboratory processing mainly milk and bedding samples and has authored and co-authored many scientific papers and articles and written a book “Mastitis in Cattle”. He is a past president of Western Counties Veterinary Association and British Cattle Veterinary Association and was awarded the Dalrymple-Champneys Cup and Medal from British Veterinary Association in 2015.
Adele Waters Adele Waters is an award-winning journalist. Currently, she is editor of the veterinary titles at BMJ where she oversees a team of eight delivering the weekly Vet Record and monthly In Practice, as well as two online journals. During the course of her media career, she has worked for a range of media organisations, serving both consumer and professional audiences and, as a freelance contributor, she has contributed to most of our daily and weekend papers. However, the bulk of her experience is in specialist trade publishing.
Lorraine Tannatt Nash Passionate about animal welfare and keen to support the growing number of animal rescues in the UK, Lorraine heads up Agria’s Rehoming and Charity Channel. She and her specialist team work together with rehoming organisations to help more animals find their ‘forever homes’. Well known for taking part in challenging fundraising events, Lorraine has been responsible for raising thousands of pounds for a range of human-animal linked charities.