BSAVA Awards - Woodrow Award

This award is presented for contributions to the advancement of small animal medicine by a qualified veterinarian. This means all aspects of medicine, including but not limited to, internal medicine, cardiology, dermatology, oncology and medical aspects of neurology, ophthalmology, diagnostic imaging and exotics (NTCA).

2024 Winner – Gerry Polton MA VetMB MSc(Clin Onc) DipECVIM-CA(Oncology) MRCVS

After graduation, Gerry initially worked in first opinion practice.  He received a Master of Sciences in clinical oncology from the Institute of Cancer Research in 2003 and a European Diploma in Oncology in 2010. He has published scientific literature on a range of cancer subjects but is probably most renowned for his work on canine anal sac gland tumours. He is a keen proponent of collaborative clinical research. Gerry is Hospital Director at North Downs Specialist Referrals, UK, where he combines clinical oncology and leadership roles.