For 2023 this award was sponsored by Royal Canin.
The Blaine Award is presented to veterinarians who are not client facing (e.g. pathology, clinical laboratory) for contributions to the advancement of small animal science in all aspects of non-client-facing sciences, including, but not limited to, laboratory based research, pathology, and epidemiology clinical laboratory work.
2023 Winner – John Innes BVSc PhD CertVR DSAS(Orth) FRCVS
John’s early career was spent at Bristol Vet School, followed by a PhD allowing for 3 years immersed in a medical rheumatology unit, opening his eyes to clinical and laboratory research. Between 2013 and 2022, he developed specialist referral services for a large corporation and was fortunate enough to work with many outstanding veterinary colleagues. John has pioneered many surgical procedures and has researched their efficacy prodigiously.