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Unique pet store offers boutique boarding for dogs
Falling profits and closure threats – has the Pets at Home bubble burst?
Forthglade opens new £8 million factory in Devon
PATS Sandown gears up for new February show date
Barnsley becomes first UK council to run pet crematorium
Nineteen 87 launches new ‘Buy Direct’ website
PetSafe Brand launches global marketing this Christmas
Nutriment creates new range of five raw food products
Scruffs offers more than £1,200 worth of prizes in Christmas giveaway
Argos targets cat owners by selling half a Christmas tree
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Winners of Pet Industry Federation Awards revealed
Billy + Margot announced as an official sponsor of Crufts 2019
OATA welcomes Scottish Government plans to review pet shop licensing
Brits to splash £274 million on pets at Christmas
Nominations deadline extended for Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2019
Pets at Glee welcomes new team member launches duck treats in time for Christmas
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Dog toy gets set to become a Christmas bestseller
Raw pet food recalled after salmonella alert
Pet firm's social media campaign hits a million
Pet shop set to close after 53 years
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Nominations deadline extended for Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2019


The nominations deadline has been extended for the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2019, which celebrate the achievements of remarkable people from the farming, veterinary and charity industries.


Nominations can now be accepted until Friday 25th January, giving people more time to nominate individuals and organisations which go above and beyond to improve animal health and welfare both in the UK and abroad.


The award categories include:


Chris Laurence Vet of the Year – sponsored by Vet Record

This award is dedicated to our head judge, Christopher Laurence, in recognition of a veterinary surgeon (either companion or farm animal) who demonstrates their commitment to the continuous improvement of animal health and welfare.


Vet Nurse of the Year – sponsored by Agria Pet Insurance

This award is to give appreciation to a veterinary nurse (either companion or farm animal) who excels in their role by demonstrating and/or educating to the highest level of animal health and welfare.


Charity Team of the Year – sponsored by PDSA

This award is for an inspiring team whose drive and passionate dedication has changed the lives of animals for the better.


Charitable Contribution of the Year – sponsored by Blue Cross

This award is for an individual, in either a voluntary or paid role, who is constantly committed to making a difference to animal welfare.


International Cat Care Welfare of the Year – sponsored by International Cat Care

This esteemed award recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to the development of feline welfare. The winner of this award is selected by International Cat Care and therefore this category is not open to nominations.


Farmer of the Year – sponsored by R.A.B.I.

This award is for a farmer who strives to provide and encourage a high standard of animal welfare on their farm(s).


Farm Educator of the Year – sponsored by NADIS

This award is to acknowledge the work of a SQP, advisor, university or other educational institute, that works hard to research and educate on the importance and benefits of farm animal welfare.


Outstanding Contribution to Animal Welfare – sponsored by Your Dog and Your Cat magazines

This award is for an individual or team that stands out from the crowd by influencing and significantly contributing to making a visible difference in the world of animal welfare.  This award is selected by our judging panel, from all nominations received for 2019 and therefore this category is not open for direct nominations.


The winners and runners up will be honoured at a glittering ceremony taking place on the eve of BSAVA Congress on 3rd April 2019.  If there is a farmer, vet, vet nurse, animal welfare professional or animal welfare team that you feel deserves to be recognised for their ongoing commitment to animal welfare, visit to nominate. 

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