This award, in memory of Ray Butcher, President of the BSAVA between 1993 – 1994, celebrates the hard work and achievements of those ‘unsung heroes’ who are making a significant contribution to animal welfare in the community.
2023 Winner – Ian MacFarlaine RVN
Ian has worked for over 20 years with and for multiple charities such as Dogs Trust, Cats Protection, and International Cat Care, internationally and within the UK, as well as for local authorities. He has had a huge impact on feral cat welfare, not just through his work but also through the hundreds of volunteers and veterinary professionals that he has trained. He is a qualified RVN and is
compassionate to both animals and people.