The RCVS are calling for nominations for two new awards that celebrate vets and VNs who are making a tangible impact on the profession and inspiring others with their example.

The RCVS Inspiration Award is for those who have demonstrated the ability to inspire and enthuse others consistently throughout their careers and the RCVS Impact Award is for those who have made a considerable impact that has affected the profession at large, animal health or welfare, or public health. Such impact could have been made through any field of veterinary endeavour, including clinical practice, research, charity work, education or veterinary politics.

The video here explains why you should put someone forward for these two awards.

These two awards join the well-established Queen’s Medal and Golden Jubilee Award, which are for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses respectively who have made a significant impact on their respective professions over the course of a career, and Honorary Associateship for laypeople who have made a significant impact in the veterinary field.

The RCVS also has an International Award for individuals who have worked internationally, from either within or outside the UK, to safeguard and improve animal health and welfare.

Nominations for all six honours and awards are now open and the nomination forms and guidance forms are available to download here

The deadline for making nominations is Monday 16 October 2017