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Celebrating veterinary achievements

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By Georgina Mills

The shining stars of the profession were celebrated during the BSAVA congress last week, with three award ceremonies taking place over the course of the four-day event.

Kicking off were the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards, held on 4 April.

The Dog Breeding Reform Group (DBRG) took home the award for Charity Team of the Year.

This award is given to a team whose drive and dedication has changed the lives of animals for the better.

The DBRG promotes humane behaviour towards animals by providing and supporting initiatives to improve dog welfare related to genetic- and breed-related health, breeding, rearing and selling practices. Its founder Carol Fowler told Vet Record: ‘We hope that receiving this award will raise our profile and help us to carry out our work more openly and effectively. The members of DBRG are passionate about the health and welfare of dogs and want to see a real change of culture in the way that dogs are selected for breeding and that both the parent dogs and their puppies are cared for during the process.’

The recipient of the Chris Laurence Vet of the Year Award was Richard Saunders. This award recognises a vet who educates pet owners and …

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