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Honours & Awards

A chance to recognise outstanding achievement

The public expects veterinary professionals to meet high standards. Sometimes, however, individuals far exceed expectation, and we feel this ought to be recognised.

Amanda hands an RCVS International Award to Dr Abdul-Jalil Mohammadzai

Our Honours & Awards recognise and celebrate a breadth of achievement across the veterinary world and encompass, for example, veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and laypeople who have contributed to the health and welfare of animals, to the veterinary profession as a whole or public health.

If you know someone whose achievements are outstanding and who has worked above-and-beyond the call of duty in the fields of veterinary medicine or science, or related areas, you can use the RCVS Honours & Awards to try and ensure that they are considered for wider recognition.

Following our special RCVS Honours & Awards evening on Thursday 10 September 2020, the nomination period for putting forward your candidates for the 2021 Honours & Awards has now opened. The deadline has now been extended and you have until Friday 15 January 2021 to make a submission. 

Before making a nomination please make sure to consult the Honours & Awards guidance document which is available to download from this page. 

Below is a video featuring footage of and interviews with some of the 2018 Honours & Awards recipients at Royal College Day. 


The Honours

For more information about each of the RCVS Honours & Awards and how to nominate please click on the links below:


Any questions?

If you have any questions about RCVS Honours & Awards, please contact Luke Bishop, RCVS Senior Communications Officer, on