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The RCVS Compassion Award

This is a new award to be bestowed for the first time in 2021, to reflect the focus of the RCVS on compassion, as part of the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan.

It will be awarded to a veterinary surgeon or veterinary nurse at any stage of their career who has demonstrated compassion towards fellow professionals and/or members of the animal-owning public. This may be as part of a one-off initiative or sustained over a longer period of time, but the individual needs to have made a significant impact and shown genuine compassion above and beyond what might have been expected of them as part of their day-to-day work.

Although showing compassion to animals is a key part of a veterinary professional’s role, this award is to recognise compassion towards our fellow human beings.

Nominations can be made by any MRCVS or RVN, excluding current RCVS Council and VN Council members. Nominees must be MsRCVS or RVNs, also excluding current RCVS Council and VN Council members.

The deadline for putting forward nominations for 2021 has now passed. 

Successful nominees for RCVS Honours & Awards will be invited to attend the virtual awards ceremony taking place on 23 September 2021.