The RCVS International Award

This award was bestowed for the first time in 2017, in order to recognise veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses or laypeople who have worked internationally, from either within or outside the UK.

Stephen May and Dr Alemayehu HailemariamRecipients should have made an outstanding contribution on issues that are in line with the RCVS mission, for example, around raising veterinary standards, veterinary education, improving animal health and welfare, developing leadership, promoting mental health and welfare.

Nominees for the award do not need to be MRCVS or RVNs, nor do they necessarily need similar or equivalent status if they live and work outside the UK.

Nominations can be made by MRCVS and RVNs, excluding RCVS Council and VN Council members.

Up to two RCVS International Awards can be bestowed each year.

The deadline for nominations for 2019 has now passed. Successful nominees for RCVS Honours & Awards will be invited to attend Royal College Day - our Annual General Meeting and awards ceremony - on Friday 12 July 2019.

 

Previous RCVS International Award recipients

2018: Dr Alemayehu Hailemariam, an Ethiopian veterinarian who works for the Brooke equine charity and carries out much of its clinical and education fieldwork in Ethiopia. Please take a listen to our podcast interview with Alemayehu talking about his work for the Brooke in Ethiopia.

2018: Rachel Wright, who trained as a veterinary nurse in the UK and founded the Tree of Life for Animals (or TOLFA) animal hospital in Rajasthan, India in 2005. Please take a listen to our podcast interview with Rachel talking about working in the animal charity sector in India.

2017: Christophe Buhot, former President of the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe, for his contribution to the veterinary profession across the continent and for championing Vet Futures Europe and Vet Futurs France.