Since their creation in 1961, the prestigious BSAVA Awards have recognised outstanding contributions and achievements in small animal veterinary medicine.
The awards aim to acknowledge unsung heroes within the veterinary profession who have made significant contributions to veterinary science, research, clinical practice, education, and the welfare of small animals.
The awards are celebrated annually at an awards ceremony held at BSAVA Congress.
Unsure which is right for your nomination?
Do you know an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievements, exceptional dedication, and significant impact in the field of small animal veterinary medicine?
Nominations for the 2024 Awards opened on 14 July 2023 and ran until 22 September 2023. Your nominations play a vital role in highlighting their contributions and inspiring others.
The Bourgelat Award is the BSAVA’s primary recognition for really outstanding international contributions to the fields of small animal practice or science in their widest context.
The Simon Award: is for contributions to the advancement of all aspects of small animal surgery, including but not limited to, soft tissue surgery, anaesthesia, orthopaedics and surgical aspects of neurology, ophthalmology, diagnostic imaging and exotics (NTCA).
The Woodrow Award is presented for contributions to the advancement of small animal medicine by a qualified veterinarian.
The Amoroso Award was instituted in memory of the late Professor EC Amoroso of the Royal Veterinary College and is presented for outstanding contributions to undergraduate teaching of small animal studies (preclinical or clinical).
The Blaine Award is presented to veterinarians who are not client facing for contributions to the advancement of small animal science in all aspects of non-client-facing sciences.
This award is presented annually by the BSAVA as the primary recognition for outstanding contributions to the advancement of small animal veterinary nursing.
This award is for an individual who has been an ‘unsung hero’ by making a significant contribution to animal welfare in the community award. This award is in memory of Ray Butcher, President of the BSAVA between 1993 – 1994.
Any veterinary professional can nominate someone for a BSAVA Award, and nominees don’t have to be BSAVA members, they just have to be helping to enhance the welfare of small animals.
Choose which award you feel suits your candidates’ achievements and click through to the page where you will find more information on the award and the nomination form. Explain how your nominee has made a significant contribution in their award category. Give as much detail as possible.
Each year, the successful nominees are contacted in late November to early December and are required to provide the BSAVA with a short biography, a current profile photo and other relevant details required for their award.
All finalists are invited to the awards ceremony on the 22 March, which is held at BSAVA Congress in Manchester. Each winner will receive free entry to BSAVA Congress as part of their prize.