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Last Chance To Nominate For Prestigious International Canine Health Awards 2022

4 months ago

27th January, 2022 11h09

The Kennel Club

Nominations are sought for this year’s International Canine Health Awards, run by The Kennel Club Charitable Trust with substantial cash prizes donated by Vernon and Shirley Hill, founders of Metro Bank. The deadline for submissions is 28 February 2022, so those wishing to nominate themselves or a colleague have only four weeks left to submit details.

This is the tenth year of the awards which celebrate some of the world’s finest researchers and scientists whose work has had a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of dogs.

With a prize fund totalling £70,000, The Kennel Club Charitable Trust invites scientists and academics to nominate world-class researchers and clinicians for one of the four awards. Individuals may nominate themselves. The awards will be judged by a renowned international panel drawn from the veterinary profession and scientific research.

The four awards are:

Dr Andrew Higgins, Chairman of the judging panel and trustee of The Kennel Club Charitable Trust, which runs the awards, said: "The International Canine Health Awards recognise and commend the commitment shown by researchers, veterinarians, and students dedicated to the improvement of dog health through science. We are also delighted to recognise the amazing work of our UK breed health coordinators who do such a good job supporting health and welfare programmes within breeds.

“Over the past decade we have awarded many outstanding recipients who have made significant contributions to the health and welfare of dogs and we look forward to seeing who will win at next year’s ceremony.

“We are very grateful for the generous funding from Vernon and Shirley Hill, as well as support from The Kennel Club Charitable Trust, which enables us to celebrate those who work tirelessly for the health and welfare of man’s best friend. We would encourage nominations of individuals you feel have made, are making or will make a significant contribution to the health and welfare of dogs.”

Vernon Hill, founder and Chairman Emeritus of Metro Bank, and whose major gift underwrites the awards, said: "We are extremely proud to support the tenth International Canine Health Awards, to honour the people who are committed to transforming and improving the lives of dogs and humans across the world.

“As a dog owner myself, it’s a subject extremely close to our hearts at Metro Bank, and it’s incredible to see how many people, from so many different countries, dedicate their whole lives to their work, and all for the good of the dogs.”

Nominations for the 2022 awards can be made via the online application form on The Kennel Club Charitable Trust website by 28 February 2022 at

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Anita Tabrett at The Kennel Club via

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