International Canine Health Awards 2017

The International Canine Health Awards, run by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, were held on Wednesday 24th May at the Kennel Club in London. Now in their fifth year the awards recognise researchers and scientists whose work has had a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of dogs.

Award winners each receive a substantial cash prize, donated by Vernon and Shirley Hill of Metro Bank, to contribute to new or continued research. We are pleased to announce the 2017 winners:

  • Professor Garden, Chair of Department of Clinical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) received the International Prize in Canine Health, for his outstanding contribution in the field of canine health and welfare, with a prize fund of £40,000,
  • Professor Paul McGreevy, Professor of Animal Welfare Science at the University of Sydney was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award with a £10,000 prize.
  • The Student Inspiration Awards were presented to University of Cambridge PhD student, Andrea Strakova with a prize fund of £10,000 and a prize fund of £5,000 to Liverpool University undergraduate student, Harriet Davenport.
ICHA Winners 2017

From left to right: Prof Steve Dean, Prof Paul McGreevy, Harriet Davenport, Prof Oliver Garden, Shirley and Vernon Hill with Sir Duffield the dog (Credit: the Kennel Club)

More details about the winners and their achievements can be found here.

If you could like to enter or nominate a candidate for the 2018 International Canine Health Awards, you can register your interest here.

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