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Judges humbled by lengths to which people go to improve animals' lives

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INDIVIDUALS who ‘go beyond the call of duty’ to improve the lives of animals around the world were recognised at a ceremony in Birmingham earlier this month when the winners of the 2017 Ceva Animal Welfare Awards were announced.

Jenny Stavisky was named as the 2017 Chris Laurence Vet of the Year. Dr Stavisky, senior lecturer in shelter medicine at the University of Nottingham, was recognised for her work with the ‘Vets in the Community’ charity, which she founded in 2012. The charity provides free veterinary care to the pets of homeless and vulnerably housed people in Nottingham.

Dr Stavisky said it was a ‘huge and lovely surprise’ to receive the award.

‘All the work we do is a team effort, there …

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