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ICHA 2023 Winners

ICHA 2023 Winners

Deadline Extended For International Canine Veterinary Awards

4 months ago

1st February, 2024 22h05

The Kennel Club

Veterinary professionals, scientists, students and researchers working to help dogs, have a final chance to nominate themselves, or a colleague, for the world’s largest international awards recognising excellence in canine research, health and welfare.

Organised by The Kennel Club Charitable Trust, and underwritten by a major gift from the Vernon and Shirley Hill Foundation, the International Canine Health Awards have five award categories open for individuals to nominate themselves, or a colleague, who can demonstrate the values of the awards and display excellence in their work to advance canine health.

The renowned awards are intended to inspire and support scientific innovation to improve the lives of dogs through generous prize money of over $180,000.

All nominations must be submitted before the extended deadline of 29 February 2024 by completing the application form on The Kennel Club Charitable Trust website.

The independent and international panel of judges, with expertise across a range of research sectors, will be particularly seeking to reward applications of individuals that demonstrate a commitment to the unifying One-Health approach, for the benefit of both humans and dogs.

The five awards now open for entries are as follows:

Dr Andrew Higgins, Chairman of the International Canine Health Awards panel and trustee of The Kennel Club Charitable Trust which runs the awards, said: “We are proud to be opening nominations for the prestigious International Canine Health awards once again. The incredible support by the Vernon and Shirley Hill Foundation, which saw the award prize money doubled last year, has enabled these awards to run for over a decade and make truly pioneering changes in canine health and research across the world.

“As one of the largest veterinary awards in the world, the standard of nominations is always incredibly high and our winners demonstrate the highest level of excellence and dedication to improving canine health. This year our judging panel are keen to see applicants that have shown commitment to the One Health concept.”

Vernon Hill, and his wife Shirley, whose major gift underwrites the awards, said: “I am pleased that our Foundation is continuing to support these world-renowned awards which have been making such a significant contribution to the improvement of dogs’ lives all over the world.

“As one of the largest international veterinary awards in the world we are keen to keep increasing our impact across the globe and our continually growing focus on the One Health concept is to ensure our winners’ work benefits both human and canine health in tandem.”

The 2023 awards ceremony can be viewed on The Kennel Club Charitable Trust website here; the recipients were:

Further information and nomination forms for the 2024 awards can be found on The Kennel Club Charitable Trust website at All nomination forms must be completed and submitted by 29 February 2024.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact The Kennel Club via [email protected]

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