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RCVS Honours and Awards Evening 2020


We were delighted to hold our virtual Honours & Awards Evening on 10 September 2020 - our annual celebration of achievement within the veterinary and veterinary nursing professions. In case you missed it, you can watch the entire event above.

(Please note: some viewers may find certain elements of our guest speaker's presentation upsetting.)

RCVS Awards 2021

Nominations for RCVS Awards 2021 has now closed.

The RCVS Awards 2022 nominations round will re-open again in the autumn.

If there is someone who you think is deserving of an RCVS award, do please nominate them!



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We recommend using the following browsers and versions on Windows 7 or later or macOS Sierra (10.12.6) or later:

  • Chrome 30+ (has automatic updates)
  • Firefox 27+ (has automatic updates)
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Safari 9+ 

If you are able to see the video holding image at the top of this page, then you should be able to view the event live.

Alternatively, the event can be accessed directly on the Vimeo website.


  • 7:00pm Welcome and opening remarks, Dr Niall Connell RCVS Senior Vice-President
  • Presentation of Diploma awards
  • Presentation of RCVS Knowledge awards
  • Presentation of Sarah Brown Mental Health Research Grants
  • Presentation of RCVS Awards 
  • Keynote Presentation and Q&A - Professor David Nott OBE FRCS (see below)
  • Approximately 8:15pm Ceremony closes

Meet our award recipients

During the ceremony, awards will be presented by the RCVS, from our charity partner RCVS Knowledge, and from our Mind Matters Initiative.

View the award recipients

About our guest speaker

Professor David Nott OBE FRCS, Imperial College London, delivered a keynote presentation on 'Resilience in the face of fear and uncertainty: reflections from a doctor on the frontline'. This was followed by a question and answer session.

You can read Professor Nott's biography to find out more about our keynote speaker.