Rabbit specialist crowned ‘vet of the year’ at CEVA awards

Apr 16, 2018

Dr Richard Saunders praised for getting RVHD2 vaccination into the UK Rabbit specialist advisor Dr Richard Saunders was crowned ‘Vet of the Year’ at the 2018 Ceva Animal Welfare Awards. Richard, who helps guide the welfare and strategy of the Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund (RWAF), won the prestigious ’Chris Laurence Vet of the Year’ award for his dedication to improving rabbit welfare. Judges praised Richard for his work in getting a new vaccine into the UK to protect rabbits against RVHD2. Rae Todd, CEO of the RWAF, commented: “We’re incredibly proud of Richard for all of his hard work and delighted that he’s received recognition for his work. We all owe Richard a huge debt of gratitude for his commitment to the industry and for protecting all pet rabbits. So far, we estimate in the region of 70,000 rabbits have been vaccinated thanks to Richard.” Richard graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1994 before obtaining his Certificate in Zoological Medicine in 2001 and his Diploma in Zoological Medicine... ...

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Ceva rewards animal lovers who go that extra mile

Apr 9, 2018

The winners of the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2018 have been revealerd at a glittering ceremony at the Birmingham Conference & Events Centre after a record-breaking number of nominations. The awards were hosted by TV presenter and animal lover Matt Baker and retired veterinary surgeon Chris Laurence, who puts his name to the Vet of the Year Award. They recognise the achievements of people from the farming, veterinary and charity sectors, who go beyond the call of duty to better the lives of animals around the world including veterinary and charity professionals, researchers and volunteers. The awards’ ceremony on Wednesday (April 4) in the run-up to the British Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress saw praise bestowed on all the shortlisted nominees and winners across six categories. Winners of the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2018 by category, are: Chris Laurence Vet of the Year Award supported by Your Dog and Your Cat magazines – Richard Saunders, Veterinary Advisor to the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF) Welfare Nurse of the Year... ...

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