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Veterinary Record 171:35 doi:10.1136/vr.e4716
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Canine health research awards

Nominations are currently being invited for the Kennel Club Charitable Trust Veterinary Awards. The awards, which were launched at Crufts earlier this year (VR, March 24, 2012, vol 170, p 300) are underwritten by a gift from the Vernon and Shirley Hill Family Foundation and aim to ‘identify and encourage visionary thinking, ambition and life-changing accomplishments’. Three awards are available:

▪Lifetime Achievement Award: a prize fund of £10,000 to be presented to someone who has made a significant impact on the world stage of canine health.

▪International Prize in Canine Health Award: a £40,000 prize fund to be presented to someone who is currently involved in world-class innovation, but who still has much to contribute.

▪Student Inspiration Award: a prize fund of £10,000 to be presented to a student currently studying at a British veterinary school, who demonstrates the potential to significantly advance the frontiers of veterinary medicine and research in the field of dogs. Nominations for this award should be made by deans or faculty directors of British veterinary schools.

Alan Kelley, dean emeritus of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, will chair the committee selecting the winner of the International Prize.

Full details are available at www.thekennelclub.org.uk/item/4216. Nominations close on November 30.

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