The RCVS Impact Award

The RCVS Impact Award was agreed by RCVS Council in 2017, with the first award being made in 2018.

Jade Statt RCVS Impact Award recipient at RCVS Day 2018The award is bestowed upon a veterinary surgeon or veterinary nurse who has recently, or is currently, undertaking a project, initiative or similar that has a significant impact on the profession at large, animal health or welfare, or public health.

Such impact could have been made through any field of veterinary endeavour, including clinical practice, research, education or veterinary politics.

Nominations can be made by any MRCVS or RVN, excluding current RCVS Council and VN Council members.

Up to two RCVS Impact Awards can be bestowed in any year.

How to nominate

Using our online webforms

This year we have introduced new online forms for each of the awards that allows nominators to complete applications via our website. The two supporters’ statements should be attached to the webform as separate word documents.

Please note that the webforms do not currently allow the user to save their form and return to it later. We recommend that you write out your answers into a Word document that you can save, and then copy and paste your answers into the webform to avoid losing your work.

 

Download a nomination form

Alternatively, you can download a nomination form for the RCVS Impact Award from the 'Related documents' section, at the end of this page.

Once completed you can then either email it to Peris Dean, RCVS Executive Assistant, on p.dean@rcvs.org.uk or send it by post to Peris Dean, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, 62 – 64 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AF.

Please ensure that you email or post two additional supporting statements from the nomination’s two supports. At least one of these must be someone who is not a close working colleague of the person nominated, to demonstrate breadth of support. The supporting statements should be no longer than 250 words and should include:

  • The name of the nominee
  • The award or honour for which they are being proposed
  • Supporter’s job title
  • Relationship to the nominee
  • Information about why the supporter believes the nominee should receive the RCVS Impact Award
  • Date

 

Previous RCVS Impact Award recipients

2018: Jade Statt MRCVS, co-founder of the StreetVet charity which provides free and accessible veterinary care to homeless pet owners on the streets of London and other cities in England. Please listen to our podcast interview with Jade Statt in which she speaks about the difference StreetVet has made to the homeless community and their companion animals.